Contains vital centers that regulate heartbeat, breathing, blood pressure, vomiting, coughing.
Smoothes and coordinates skilled skeletal muscle movement; also posture and balance or equilibrium.
Controls and integrates the autonomic nervous system; regulates hormones, emotional behavior, temperature, eating and drinking behavior.
Interprets sensory input, controls skilled skeletal muscle movements, and is involved in emotional and intellectual processes.
Relays all sensory input to the cerebral cortex; involved in skeletal muscle actions and memory processing.