Structures of the brain at the center or core of the brain, connected directly to the spinal cord; also referred to as the hindbrain (cerebellum, pons, medulla oblongata).
The area directly connected to the spinal cord; related to reflexive, involuntary body processes important to living.
The area just above the medulla and pons that transfers information between medulla and brain, as well as the rest of the brain structures.
A network of neurons inside the medulla related to attention and alertness.
A system that heightens other areas of the cerebral cortex and keeps a person awake and alert.
The structure at the back of the brain, behind medulla and pons that helps to control movement and to regulate coordination and balance.