• behavioral
  • the reticular formation has complex, largely polysynaptic ascending and descending connections that play a role in the central control of autonomic (for example, respiration, blood pressure, and thermoregulation ) and endocrine functions, as well as in bodily posture, skeletomuscular reflex activity, and general behavioral states such as alertness and sleep. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • receives
  • The formation receives information from many other parts of the brain and is concerned with alertness and direction of attention to external events, as well as sleep. (thefreedictionary.com)