The various regions of the brain are covered by different skeletal elements. By removing the interparietal bone the cerebellum becomes visible. The cerebellum integrates reflex information and is responsible for integrated muscular activities such as walking. Removal of the parietal and frontal bones reveal the two cerebral hemispheres. Note the large vein that lies in the fissure between the two cerebral hemispheres. The cerebrum is responsible for the coordination of voluntary movements and the integration of sensory information. Memory and learning are also associated with this portion of the brain. The olfactory bulbs lie between the eyes. The medulla oblongata is continuous with the spinal cord, which passes through the vertebrae . Breathing, digestion, and heart rate are regulated by messages from the medulla oblongata.

Bones of the skull. Dorsal view. Ventral view .

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