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mid·brain

 (mĭd′brān′)
n.
The portion of the vertebrate brain that develops from the middle section of the embryonic brain.

midbrain

(ˈmɪdˌbreɪn)
n
(Anatomy) the nontechnical name for mesencephalon

mid•brain

(ˈmɪdˌbreɪn)

n.
the middle of the three primary divisions of the brain in the embryo of a vertebrate or the part of the adult brain derived from this tissue; mesencephalon.
[1870–75]

mid·brain

(mĭd′brān′)
The middle part of the brain in vertebrate animals. In most animals except mammals, the midbrain processes sensory information. In mammals, it serves mainly to connect the forebrain with the hindbrain. Compare forebrain, hindbrain.

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The top of the brain stem, between the diencephalon and the pons. It is largely a relay station for sensory impulses.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.midbrain - the middle portion of the brainmidbrain - the middle portion of the brain  
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
brain, encephalon - that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
locus niger, nucleus niger, substantia nigra - a layer of deeply pigmented grey matter in the midbrain; associated with the striate body; is involved in metabolic disturbances associated with Parkinson's disease and with Huntington's disease
superior colliculus - an essential visual center between the retina and the striate cortex
inferior colliculus - an essential auditory center in the midbrain
Translations

midbrain

[ˈmɪdbreɪn] Nmesencéfalo m, cerebro m medio

midbrain

n mesencéfalo (form), cerebro medio
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Volume two discusses the fruits of such research thus far, presenting brain anatomy at the level of large midbrain and forebrain regions, sulci and gyri, important cortical regions, sex differences, neuron subtypes and glia, functional connectivity, and functional systems including sensorimotor integration, face and object recognition, attention, behavioral control, emotion, memory, reward, and language, among others.