Pons Transmit Impulses

The pons appears as a rounded bulge on the underside of the brain stem where it separates the midbrain from the medulla oblongata (see fig. 11.20). The dorsal portion of the pons largely consists of longitudinal nerve fibers, which relay impulses to and from the medulla oblongata and the cerebrum. Its ventral portion contains large bundles of transverse nerve fibers, which transmit impulses from the cerebrum to centers within the cerebellum.

Several nuclei of the pons relay sensory impulses from peripheral nerves to higher brain centers. Other nuclei function with centers of the medulla oblongata to regulate the rate and depth of breathing.

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