any time I learn about the brain I hear about the diffrent parts, some of them are clearly just names of parts (like the ventricals in the heart have names)
some parts however sound almost like they are nearly their own organ; the hypocampus and such. (not that they are not connected, like the liver being attached to the intestines, they are still seporate)
are there any parts of the brain that are really ‘seporate’ enough to qualify as organs, and not just areas of the organ the brain? are all parts of the brain connected along most or all surfaces or are some parts connected only by a bundle of nerves? are there any parts that are self contained enough that transplanting that peice would be an easyer act than transplanting the brain? (not easy, but no harder than transplanting an eye, which we can’t do yet, but doesn’t seem out of the range of human ablity)
are all parts of the brain just arbitarily divided, or are there some parts that are physically attached only to a limited degree(to the degree the retena is seporate from the brain)?