The pons

Reading instructions
To get the most out of this learning tool, please read:
Bear, Mark F, Connors, Barry W., Paradiso, Michael A. Neuroscience : exploring the brain. - 2 ed.
Chapter 7 page 163-252

Illustrations and anmimation

Pons / the pons
The pons is part of the rhombencephalon/the hindbrain. Pons forms together with medulla oblongata/ the medulla and mesencephalon/the midbrain the brain stem. The brain stem receives sensory information and conveys motor function from cranial nerves. It also serves as a conduit for information from ascending sensory and descending motor tracts. The pons participate in the regulation of eye movements. It gets blood supply from a.basilaris/the basilar artery.