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Diencephalon Charts

WVSOM -- Diencephalon CHARTS -- Medical Neuroscience

Anterior Nucleus Input Limbic System; output cingulated gyrus; function emotion short term memory
Ventral Anterior Nucleus Input: Cerebellum and basal ganglia; Output: Motor Cortex; Function Motor control
Ventral Lateral Nucleus Input: cerebellum and basal ganglia; Output: motor cortex; function: muscle control
Anterior Group of Nuclei Anterior Nucleus, Ventral Anterior Nucleus, Ventral lateral Nucleus
Ventral Lateral Group of Nuclei Ventral Posterior Medial and Ventral Posterior Lateral Nuclei
Ventral Posterior Medial Nucleus Input: Medial Lemniscus, Ventral and dorsal trigeminal tract and mesencephalic tract; Output: Somatosensory cortex; Function: Facial somatosensation
Ventral Posterior Lateral Nucleus Input: Medial Lemniscus, Ventral Spinothalmic Tract; Output: Somatosensory cortex; Function: Non-facial somatosensation
Posterior Nuclei Pulvinar, Medial geniculate body and lateral geniculate body
Pulvinar Input: Superior culliculus; Output: Parietal Lobe; Function: Visual Association
Medial Geniculate Body Input: Inferior Culliculus; Output: Temporal Lobe; Function: hearing
Lateral Geniculate Body Input: Optic tract; Output: occipital lobe; Function vision
Reticular Nucleus Input: Thalmus and cerebral cortex; Output: Thalmus; Function: Thalmus Inhibition
Dorsal Medial Nucleus Input: Limbic System and Frontal Lobe; Output: Frontal Lobe; Function: Personality and executive Function
Supraoptic nucleus Posterior Pituitary; Release oxytocin and vasopressin
Paraventricular Nucleus Posterior Pituitary; release oxytocin and vasopressin
Arcuate nucleus Anterior Postuitary; GHRH
Which two Hypothalmic Nuclei release products directly into the posterior pituitary? Supraoptic and paraventricular
Ventral Medial Nucleus (hypothalamus) Anterior Pituitary; decrease appetite
Lateral Nucleus Anterior Pituitary; increase appitite
Suprachiasmatic Nucleus Input: retina; Output: cortex
Created by: Todd Jamrose Todd Jamrose