The Central Nervous System

  • George M. Maxwell


The intracranial structures comprise the hindbrain which includes the medulla oblongata, the pons, and the cerebellum; central to this is the midbrain whose principal structures are corpora quadrigemina, or the superior and inferior colliculi. The former are concerned with central visual, and pupillary reflexes, and the latter with auditory reflexes. The red nuclei and the substantia nigra, each being part of the extrapyramidal system, are located in the midbrain. The cerebellar peduncles, which are massive interconnecting bundles of neurones are also in the midbrain.


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  • George M. Maxwell
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  1. 1.University of AdelaideAustralia

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