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Brainstem

What is BrainStem?1.It is lower part of the brain.2. Formed by the PONS,MEDULLA and MIDBRAIN.3. Connects to SPINAL CORD.

BRAINSTEM

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Diagram: Parts of the Brainstem MRI

Brainstem - FunctionsMedulla Oblongata It controls body functions such as breathing, heartbeat and some reflexes.PonsInvolved in motor control and relays sensory information to the forebrain.Midbrain It controls visual systems, auditory systems and body movement.

Works Cited:"brainstem". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 01 Oct. 2013Bruno Dubuc. "The Brain Structures that wake you up and put you sleep". The brain. Mcgill, Web. Web. 01 Oct. 2013

DO YOU KNOW?People who are comatose did have a damage with their brainstem. The upper parts of the midbrain was found injured. Brainstem is vital for wakefulness!!!


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