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The human brain anatomical regions are ordered following standard neuroanatomy hierarchies. Functional, connective, and developmental regions are listed in parentheses where appropriate.

Separate by location[]

Embryo brain[]


Main regions

Forebrain or prosencephalon

Mid brain or mesencephalon

Hindbrain or rhombencephalon

Spinal cord

Neural pathways

Neuro vascular regions

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Mature brain ====


Main regions

Neural pathways

Neuro vascular regions

Neuro endocrine regions

Separate by function[]

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Main functions
 Linguistic functions
  Broca’s area
 Memory
 Reward
  Limbic system
 Emotion
  Prefrontal cortex
  Amygdala
 Logic
 Motivation
 Visual
  Visual cortex
   V1
   V2
   V3
   V4
 Auditory
  Auditory cortex
 Motor

Provide energy
 Vascular
 Cerebral spinal fluid

Repair
 Neuro stem cell production
  Hippocampus
   CA1
   CA2

Provide immunity
 Neuro endocrine system
 Neuro vascular system
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