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midbrain:

see brainbrain,
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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The human midbrain, which is the information superhighway, controls auditory, eye movements, vision and body movements.
These organoids contain the necessary hallmarks of the human midbrain, which are dopaminergic neurons and neuromelanin.
2]) on cell viability of midbrain MM cultures 5 days after exposure; positive and negative controls for cytotoxicity were 5-Fu and PenG, respectively.
Embryonic chick midbrain MM cultures were exposed to iAs (1-5 [micro]M), Cd (1-8 [micro]M), phenytoin (100 [micro]M), or cortexolone (2 [micro]M).
The researchers found that the volume of the midbrain - a small region of the brain that relays information for the visual, auditory, and motor systems - in the bred-for-athleticism mice was nearly 13 percent larger than the midbrain volume in the control or "regular" mice.
In a study on barn owls, neuroscientists at Stanford University in California found that neurons in the midbrain, which acts as a relay for sensory information, engage in a 'winner takes all' battle with one another.
For the first time, researchers have evoked reflex responses in laboratory rats with midbrain neural transplants, demonstrating that such transplants are capable of transmitting specific information in response to natural stimuli.
Differentiation of human embryonic stem cells in a step wise protocol into human midbrain organoids that contain neuromelanin.