The reticular formation is a set of interconnected nuclei. This “web of gray matter” runs vertically throughout the brainstem and has connections with the cerebrum. This has over 100 neural networks that use different neurotransmitters that function in: Somatic motor control, Cardiovascular control, Pain modulation, Sleep and consciousness, and Habituation. The two components of this formation are the ascending and descending reticular formation.

The reticular formation is a set of interconnected nuclei. This “web of gray matter” runs vertically throughout the brainstem and has connections with the cerebrum. This has over 100 neural networks that use different neurotransmitters that function in: Somatic motor control, Cardiovascular control, Pain modulation, Sleep and consciousness, and Habituation. The two components of this formation are the ascending and descending reticular formation.

Introverted individuals are in possession of a more easily stimulated reticular formation and so are less likely to seek out stimulation, while extroverts actively seek out stimulation because theirreticular formation is somewhat underactive. It could be hypothesised that addicted patients are in possession of an underactive reticular formation and so therefore crave stimulation.

Introverted individuals are in possession of a more easily stimulated reticular formation and so are less likely to seek out stimulation, while extroverts actively seek out stimulation because theirreticular formation is somewhat underactive. It could be hypothesised that addicted patients are in possession of an underactive reticular formation and so therefore crave stimulation.

reticular formation- activating and connecting the brain

reticular formation- activating and connecting the brain

Damage to the Reticular Formation   Damage to the reticular formation is serious, and can  lead to coma or death.   In l...

Damage to the Reticular Formation  Damage to the reticular formation is serious, and can lead to coma or death.  In l...

Hippocampus   Part of the Limbic system, in  each temporal lobe   Responsible for processing of  long term memory and  e...

Hippocampus  Part of the Limbic system, in each temporal lobe  Responsible for processing of long term memory and e...

Damage to the Thalamus   If this part of the brain is damaged, all sensory information  would not be processed and sensor...

Damage to the Thalamus  If this part of the brain is damaged, all sensory information would not be processed and sensor...

Damage to the Hippocampus   Alzheimer's disease, has been proven to have affected  and damaged this area of the brain   ...

Damage to the Hippocampus  Alzheimer's disease, has been proven to have affected and damaged this area of the brain  ...

limbic system the limbic system and the reticular formation

limbic system the limbic system and the reticular formation

Reticular formation  The reticular formation extends through the central core of the medulla oblongata, pons, and stop...

Reticular formation  The reticular formation extends through the central core of the medulla oblongata, pons, and stop...

 Thalamic Syndrome   Neurological disorder that causes your body to become  extremely sensitive to pain because your tha...

 Thalamic Syndrome  Neurological disorder that causes your body to become extremely sensitive to pain because your tha...

A Prayer Service for a Family Celebrating a Baptismal Anniversary (from Loyola Press)

A Prayer Service for a Family Celebrating a Baptismal Anniversary (from Loyola Press)

Medulla   Carries out and regulates life  sustaining functions such as  breathing, swallowing and heart  rate   The medu...

Medulla  Carries out and regulates life sustaining functions such as breathing, swallowing and heart rate  The medu...

The brain stem connects with the spinal cord at its lower end and attaches to the reticular formation in the midbrain at its higher end. The brain stem is the oldest part of the brain, (evolving more than 500 million years ago!) allowing organisms to breathe out of water. The brain stem determines alertness and helps regulate breathing, heartbeat, and blood pressure. The cerebellum extends from the back of the hindbrain and consists of two round structures that help with motor coordination.

The brain stem connects with the spinal cord at its lower end and attaches to the reticular formation in the midbrain at its higher end. The brain stem is the oldest part of the brain, (evolving more than 500 million years ago!) allowing organisms to breathe out of water. The brain stem determines alertness and helps regulate breathing, heartbeat, and blood pressure. The cerebellum extends from the back of the hindbrain and consists of two round structures that help with motor coordination.

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