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A network of networks
It’s an old part of your brain, but still very complicated. With far too much to cover in one episode, Phil and I hit a few highlights of your reticular formation. From our old friend the substantia nigra; to the raphe nuclei acting as a source of serotonin; to our new friend, the pedunculopontine nucleus, which I never did pronounce right; we take a closer look at the network of networks that is your reticular formation.
Here’s an article about the reticular formation, and how it works with some other parts of your brain.
Brain stem structures, reticular formation, pattern generation, and the cerebellum are discussed.
Here’s an article about the pedunculopontine nucleus.