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Functions Spinal Cord : Modifies the signal of reflexes. The spinal cord also receives sensory information from interoceptive, exteroceptive, and proprioceptive receptors. Medulla Oblongata : The medulla is the most important brain structure for vital function and reflexes. It governs respiration, heart rate, vomiting, coughing, blood pressure, and descending reflexes. The medulla also relays signals between the brain and spinal cord. Arbor Vitae : N/A Pons : The pons plays a major role in sleep and arousal. It also relays sensory information between the cerebellum and the cortex. The pons houses the pedunculopontine nucleus, which is the relay center for reflexive movement, reward systems, locomotion, and cognitive and motor behaviors. Fornix : Connects the temporal lobe and the diencephalon. Corpus Callosum : Connects the left and right cerebral hemispheres and is the largest white matter structure in the brain. Thalamus
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PSY 375 taught by Professor Kelley during the Fall '07 term at Bridgewater College.

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