because it receives orders from a part of the brain located just above it and communicates those orders out to all of the other parts of the nervous system using “tropic” chemical messengers.
person’s heartbeat, heart rate and breathing, among some of the most important survival functions.
received from the body, except smell, to the appropriate part of the cerebral cortex for processing – for instance, it sends information from the eyes to the appropriate cortex where sight is processed.
that plays an essential role in the formation of new memories, as well as serving as one of the destinations for any sensory information related to the sense of smell.
into the midbrain, whose function is to control alertness and arousal, that is greatly affected by alcohol consumption, and if severed, would result in you lapsing into a coma.
learning and memory.