The brainstem connects the diencephalon to the spinal cord

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The  brainstem  connects the diencephalon to the spinal cord. The brainstem  resembles the spinal cord in that both consist of white matter fiber tracts surrounding a core  of gray matter. The brainstem consists of the following four regions, all of which provide  connections between various parts of the brain and between the brain and the spinal cord.  (Some prominent structures of the brainstem regions are listed in Table 2 and illustrated in  Figure 3, which also illustrates the relationship of the cranial nerves to the brainstem.) 
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Unformatted text preview: Table 1. The Vesicles and Their Components Primary Vesicles Secondary Vesicles Adult Structure Important Components or Features prosencephalon (forebrain) telencephalon cerebrum (cerebral hemispheres) cerebral cortex (gray matter): motor areas, sensory areas, association areas prosencephalon (forebrain) telencephalon cerebrum (cerebral hemispheres) cerebral white matter: association fibers, commisural fibers, projection fibers...
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