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aqueduct of Sylvius

List of regions in the human brain

Anatomical regions of the brain are listed vertically, following hierarchies that are standard in neuroanatomy. Functional, connective and developmental regions are listed horizontally in parentheses where appropriate.

Functional and connective regions defined as systems are categorized at cerebrospinal systems.

Hindbrain (Rhombencephalon)

Myelencephalon

Metencephalon

Midbrain (mesencephalon)

Forebrain (prosencephalon)

Diencephalon

epithalamus

third ventricle

thalamus

hypothalamus (limbic system) (HPA axis)

subthalamus(HPA axis)

pituitary gland (HPA axis)

Telencephalon (cerebrum) Cerebral hemispheres

red:frontal lobe
orange:parietal lobe
yellow:occipital lobe
green: temporal lobe
blue:cerebellum
black:brainstem

White matter

Subcortical

Rhinencephalon (paleopallium)

Lateral ventricles

Cerebral cortex (neopallium)

Neural pathways

Motor systems

Nerves

Neuroendocrine systems

Vascular systems

Dural meningeal system

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