Avery Boyce <aboyce00 at pacbell.net> wrote:
> Looking in my textbook (_Essentials of Neural Science and Behavior_ Kandel,
> Schwartz, Jessell) it seems that perhaps you are confusing the fact it is
> one of the seven main parts of the brain with the centers that are within
> the medulla.
>> I can only find Cardiac, Respriatory and Vasomotor.
> Quote the textbook: "The medulla includes several centers responsible for
> such vital autonomic functions as digestion, breathing, and control of heart
One problem is that the term "center" is quite vague. Indeed, the medulla is
involved in those functions and others (vestibular, auditory, etc.). Consequently,
one might synthesize a list of 7 centers. Rather than concern yourself with
numerology(!), it would be more useful to learn the structures, pathways and
functions. (Spoken as a professor.)