Definitions & Functions of the Reptilian Brain
Cerebellum Its primary role is to maintain the balance and coordination of voluntary movement. The cerebrum initiates movements like walking or dancing, but the cerebellum is required to make these complex motions work correctly. It is also involved in learning movement skills.
Medulla Helps control bodily functions like respiration, digestion and heart rate.
Midbrain Aids in many sensory and motor functions.
Pons Passes and receives information about movement.
Brain Stem
Includes a bundle of nerves connected to the spinal cord, which allows the body and brain to communicate.