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Video of a Brain Dissection

This video shows the major parts of the brain, starting with the external anatomy where the pituitary gland, optic chiasma (nerves) , olfactory lobes, dura mater, and the parts of the brain stem:  midbrain, pons, medulla, and spinal cord.   The brain is the cut along the longitudinal …

Superior Colliculus

The superior colliculus is part of the midbrain, also known as the tectum in non-mammalian vertebrates.  This area of the brain directs behavioral responses, particularly how the eyes respond to stimulus and the corresponding movement of the head and neck. If you are looking for this structure in …

Brain – Pineal Gland

The pineal gland (also called pineal body) is located in the midbrain and is one of the few non-paired structures of the brain.     The pineal gland is part of the endocrine system and produces the hormone melatonin.  Melatonin is associated with sleep patterns and circadian rhythms. …