The Hindbrain

The Hindbrain consist of the Medulla, Pons and Cerebellum.


The rhombencephalon (or hindbrain) is a developmental categorization of portions of the central nervous system in vertebrates. It includes the medulla, pons, and cerebellum. Together they support vital bodily processes.[1]
SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhombencephalon

source: http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/C/CNS.html
MEDULLA
The Medulla: Regulate heat rate , blood pressure and respiration in addition to receiving information on blood pressure to regulate it, on oxygen level to regulate the respiratory system.

SOURCE: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Medulla_oblongata,_pons_and_middle_cerebellar_peduncle.jpg
PONS
 The Pons link the Hindbrain with the Midbrain and helps out in regulating the respiratory system.
SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pons
CEREBELLUM
 The cerebellum (Latin for little brain) is a region of the brain that plays an important role in motor control. It may also be involved in some cognitive functions such as attention and language, and in regulating fear and pleasure responses,[1] but its movement-related functions are the most solidly established. The cerebellum does not initiate movement, but it contributes to coordination, precision, and accurate timing. It receives input from sensory systems of the spinal cord and from other parts of the brain, and integrates these inputs to fine tune motor activity.[2] Cerebellar damage does not cause paralysis, but instead produces disorders in fine movement, equilibrium, posture, and motor learning.[2]
SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerebellum

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