Reticulaar formation

What is reticular formation?

The reticular formation is located in the brainstem and controls your conscious alertness. In lab studies where the RTF is removed, the animal subject typically goes into an irreversible coma.

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It’s a part of the brain stem and it’s like a switchboard controlling which sensory signals get noticed by the consciousness.

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