• arousal
  • Some of the most important functions influenced by this system are: Arousal and sleep-wake cycle Attention and memory Behavioral flexibility, behavioral inhibition and stress (psychological) Cognitive control Emotions Neuroplasticity Posture and balance The locus coeruleus is a part of the reticular activating system, and is almost completely inactivated in rapid eye movement sleep. (wikipedia.org)
  • Research continues to reveal that norepinephrine (NE) is a critical regulator of numerous activities from stress response, the formation of memory to attention and arousal. (wikipedia.org)
  • autonomic
  • 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)