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midbrain:

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the supervisory center of the nervous system in all vertebrates. It also serves as the site of emotions, memory, self-awareness, and thought. Anatomy and Function
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midbrain

[′mid‚brān]
(anatomy)
Those portions of the adult brain derived from the embryonic midbrain.
(embryology)
The middle portion of the embryonic vertebrate brain. Also known as mesencephalon.
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We further evaluated the role of the pathway as a mediator of metal-induced toxicity using the in vitro midbrain micromass culture assay.
If it were possible to take MRIs of babies' midbrains before these babies started 'exercising' and then follow these babies through life, it may be that inherent, genetically-based differences in midbrain size detected soon after birth will influence how much they would be likely to exercise as adults," Garland added.
The tiny unborn brain at eight weeks does already contain midbrain cells that are able to produce the chemical dopamine, which is responsible for some of the more refined, sophisticated forms of adult voluntary movement.
BLSI and its collaborating scientists were the first to detect an easily measurable, consistent, and reproducible abnormality in the midbrains of individuals with expertly-diagnosed ADHD.
All were significantly augmented in the midbrains of mice treated with rapamycin.
Coffey of the University of Sheffield, England, discovered that patches of retinal cells grafted atop the midbrains of rats can grow and connect with brain areas that process and respond to visual stimuli.