regulates basic life functions like

SuprunP

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The most primitive part of the brain, shared with all species that have more than a minimal nervous system, is the brainstem surrounding the top of the spinal cord. This root brain regulates basic life functions like breathing and the metabolism of the body's other organs, as well as controlling stereotyped reactions and movements.
(Emotional Intelligence; D. Goleman)

Would you be so kind as to tell me whether it is possible to read it in the two following ways:

1) This root brain regulates basic life functions like breathing and [regulates basic life functions like] the metabolism of the body's other organs, as well as controlling stereotyped reactions and movements.
2) This root brain regulates basic life functions like breathing and [regulates] the metabolism of the body's other organs, as well as controlling stereotyped reactions and movements.

Thanks.
 
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