Brainstem:

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the part of the brain found just above the spinal cord (in red to right). It consists of three areas: the medulla, pons, and midbrain, and connects the spinal cord to the brain.

Learn more: Know your brain - Brainstem

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Watch this 2-Minute Neuroscience video to learn more about the brainstem.