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Relay nuclei:Process and edit information before sending it alongInferior cerebellar peduncles:tracts that connect the medulla oblongata to the cerebellumdorsally
What is the functional significance of the decussation of the pyramids?
What pairs of cranial nerves attach to the medulla oblongata? (don’t worry about their functionsfor now, that will be covered later in the reading guide)
Describe the location of the ponsusing anatomical terms with respect to the rest of the brainstem. What two regions of the brain does the pons connect? See Figure 13.6.
What are the middle cerebellar peduncles? What regions of the brain do they connect?
What pairs of cranial nerves attach to the pons?
Describe the location of the midbrainusing anatomical terms with respect to the pons anddiencephalon.
Describe the following components of the midbrain. See Figures 13.6 and 13.7.
What pairs of cranial nerves attach to the midbrain?
Describe the location of the cerebellumusing anatomical terms with respect to the other parts ofthe brain. What vegetable does it look like in midsagittal section? What is the major function ofthe cerebellum?

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