The Human Body

Pons

Pons, the prominent bulge in the brain stem, continuous with and below the midbrain and directly in front of the cerebellum. It consists of large bundles of nerve fibers that connect the two halves of the cerebellum and also connect each side of the cerebellum with the opposite-side cerebral hemisphere. The pons serves mainly as a relay station linking the cerebral cortex and the medulla oblongata.