What is MidBrain?
The midbrain, also called the mesencephalon, is a region in the brainstem that is critical in producing orienting movements, species-specific behaviors, and the perception of pain. All this information is relayed to the brain to help our pre-frontal cortex make executive decisions.
The midbrain is divided into two parts: the sensory component, the tectum (meaning roof) and the motor structure, the tegmentum (meaning floor). The tectum receives a massive amount of sensory information from the eyes and ears. The optic nerves send information to the brain, which causes our head to turn to see the source of a sound. This is known as orienting movements. On the other end, the tegmentum largely focuses on how the body will move, function, and react with all the other bodily senses such as how a person learns to ride hold utensils or how touching boiling water gives a burning pain.
Midbrain Activation Training strengthens neuronal group connections between these two parts of the midbrain to help a growing child’s brain development. By creating active stimulation in the midbrain, the whole brain functions with a better balance. Children use many higher levels of the brains functions more fluidly and easily.
Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1949, Prize motivation: "for his discovery of the functional organization of the interbrain as a coordinator of the activities of the internal organs"~
"Midbrain importance: An active Midbrain links the left and right brain to help children use many higher brain functions more easily."