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The Monkey Hindbrain

Cross-section of the monkey hindbrain

 

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

Can you tell what structure this is? Do you see the convoluted material that is dark purple? That is the cerebellum. What do you think is the round, off-white structure right below the cerebellum?

Yep, just as in the human hindbrain, it's the brainstem.

If you want to see more cross-sections of a chimpanzee brain, go to this site.

Where shall we go from here? Click on your browser's "back" button to return to the midsagittal view of the chimpanzee 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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