Unformatted text preview: area would have trouble playing the guitar or typing a term paper. The Midbrain The midbrain is the part of the brain that lies between the hindbrain and the forebrain. The midbrain helps us to locate events in space. It also contains a system of neurons that releases the neurotransmitter dopamine. The reticular formation runs through the hindbrain and the midbrain and is involved in sleep and wakefulness, pain perception, breathing, and muscle reflexes. The Forebrain The biggest and most complex part of the brain is the forebrain , which includes the thalamus, the hypothalamus, the limbic system, and the cerebrum....
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