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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 …

Brain – Brain Stem

The brain stem is the posterior section of the brain that includes the pons and the medulla oblongata, which is continuous with the spinal cord.  The midbrain is usually included as part of the brain stem and includes the corpora quadrigemina (shown partially on the photo as the …

Brain – Corpus Callosum and Ventricles

This bisected brain shows the major features of the midbrain and brain stem.  The corpus callosum is just been the cortex of the brain and connects the left and right hemispheres.    The lateral ventricle is a fluid filled space found below the corpus callosum and just about …

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. …

Brain Labeling

  A = cerebrum (parietal lobe) B = gyri (convolutions) C = corpus callosum D = frontal lobe E = thalamus F = hypothalamus G = pituitary gland H = midbrain J = pons K= medulla L = cerebellum (showing arbor vitae) M = transverse fissure N = …