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Thalamic Nuclei

Med 1

VPL INPUT: sensory from body and limbs; OUTPUT: somatosensory cortex
VPM INPUT: sensory from face, taste; OUTPUT: somatosensory cortex
VA/VL INPUT: motor info from BG, cerebellum; OUTPUT: motor cortices (VL to area 4) (VA to area 6)
LGB INPUT: visual from optic tract; OUTPUT: first-degree visual cortex
MGB INPUT: auditory from inferior colliculus; OUTPUT: first-degree auditory cortex
AN INPUT: mamillary nucleus (via mammillothalamic tract) ; OUTPUT: cingulate gyrus [Papez circuit]
MD involved in memory, damaged in Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
Midline/Intralaminar involved in arousal
Pulvinar Helps integrate somesthetic (somatosensory), visual, and auditory input
Created by: JustinCo