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List of regions in the human brain

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List of regions in the human brain

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


  • Hindbrain (Rhombencephalon) 1
    • Myelencephalon 1.1
    • Metencephalon 1.2
  • Midbrain (mesencephalon) 2
  • Forebrain (prosencephalon) 3
    • Diencephalon 3.1
      • Epithalamus 3.1.1
      • Third ventricle 3.1.2
      • Thalamus 3.1.3
      • Hypothalamus (limbic system) (HPA axis) 3.1.4
      • Subthalamus(HPA axis) 3.1.5
      • Pituitary gland (HPA axis) 3.1.6
    • Telencephalon (cerebrum) Cerebral hemisphere 3.2
      • White matter 3.2.1
      • Subcortical 3.2.2
      • Rhinencephalon (paleopallium) 3.2.3
      • Cerebral cortex (neopallium) 3.2.4
  • Neural pathway 4
    • Motor systems 4.1
    • Nerves 4.2
  • Neuro endocrine systems 5
  • Neuro vascular systems 6
  • Dural meningeal system 7
  • Related topic 8
  • External links 9

Hindbrain (Rhombencephalon)



Midbrain (mesencephalon)

Forebrain (prosencephalon)



Third ventricle


Hypothalamus (limbic system) (HPA axis)

Subthalamus(HPA axis)

Pituitary gland (HPA axis)

Telencephalon (cerebrum) Cerebral hemispheres

  red: frontal lobe
  orange: parietal lobe
  yellow: occipital lobe
  green: temporal lobe
  blue: cerebellum
  black: brainstem

White matter


Rhinencephalon (paleopallium)

Cerebral cortex (neopallium)

Neural pathways

Motor systems


Neuro endocrine systems

Neuro vascular systems

Dural meningeal system

Related topic

External links

  • High-Resolution Cytoarchitectural Primate Brain Atlases
  • View information on various brain regions: images, name in seven languages, location, etc.
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