Pons, bridge in Latin, resides in the portion of the hindbrain that connects the cerebral cortex with the medulla oblongata. It also serves as a communications and coordination center between the two hemispheres of the brain. It helps relay messages from the cortex and the cerebellum.
Functions of pons
- Controlling Autonomic Functions
- Relaying Sensory Information Between the Cerebrum and Cerebellum
- Regulating breathing and taste.
- Sleep Disturbance
- Loss of Taste
- Impaired Breathing