Hindbrain Functions

The hindbrain is the part of the brain that includes pons, medulla, and cerebellum. The hindbrain helps with our activity, posture, equilibrium, and sleep patterns. It regulates our unconscious but important functions, such as breathing and blood circulation. The hindbrain is called the "primitive" part of the brain because it coordinates basic body functions that deal with movement.
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Disorders That Affect the Hindbrain

Region
Disorder
Cerebellum
stroke
Medulla oblongata
stroke
Pons
sleep disorders, stroke

References

Hindbrain (2008). Retrieved November 4, 2008, from http://www.brainexplorer.org/brain_atlas/Brainatlas_Hindbrain.shtml