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reticular formation

 adiffuse network of nerve fibres which runs through the brainstem and limbic system, with connections both up to the cortex anddown to the spinal cord; that alerts the cerebralcortex to incoming sensory signals and serves to regulate arousal levels,maintain consciousness and awakening from sleep.

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October 17th 2021

positive symptoms

behavioursrelated to a mental disorder which do not occur in healthy persons; for example, hallucinations in schizophrenia.