12th November 2019


What parts make up the hindbrain?

The term hindbrain refers to the oldest (evolutionarily speaking) portion of our brain, which is composed of the brainstem (made up of the pons and the medulla oblongata) and the cerebellum.

Keeping this in consideration, what parts of the brain are in the hindbrain?

The hind brain contains many vital structures including the Medulla Oblongata, the Pons (the link between the cerebellum, forebrain and mid-brain) and the majority of the cranial nerves, III to XII.

Is the hindbrain part of the brain stem?

Hindbrain, also called rhombencephalon, region of the developing vertebrate brain that is composed of the medulla oblongata, the pons, and the cerebellum. Sagittal section of the human brain, showing structures of the cerebellum, brainstem, and cerebral ventricles.
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