Brain and Behavior

Brain Development

What does the hindbrain become?

The hindbrain divides into the metencephalon and the myelencephalon. These two sections subsequently develop into the cerebellum and pons on one hand and the medulla oblongata on the other. The pons and medulla oblongata are both part of the brain stem. Together with the cerebellum, they form the reptilian brain of Paul MacLean’s triune model.


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