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The Cat Hindbrain

Cross-section of a cat hindbrain

 

Now we are looking at a cross-section of the hindbrain of a cat.

Can you tell what structure this is? Do you see the convoluted material that is dark purple? That is the cerebellum. What other structures do you see? What is beneath the cerebellum? Although it is difficult to tell exactly what level we are seeing, the pons, medulla oblongata, and spinal cord may be apparent.

Where shall we go from here? Click on your browser's "back" button to return to the midsagittal view of the cat brain, or click on one of the buttons below to learn about these structures, to slice other brains, or to move on towards magnification.

 

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