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|Inferior view midbrain (2), above (3)|
| Human brainstem midbrain (B)|
thalamus (A) pons (C)
medulla oblongata (D)
The mesencephalon is ancient in origin, meaning its general architecture is shared with the most ancient of vertebrates. Dopamine produced in the substantia nigra plays a role in motivation and habituation of species from humans to insects.
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