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Major Thalamic Nucle

Relay, Intralaminar, and Reticular Nuclei

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What are the specific thalamic relay nuclei? Lateral Nuclear Group Lateral Dorsal Nucleus Lateral Posterior Nucleus Ventral Medial Nucleus Medial Nuclear Group (MD) Anterior Nuclear Group Midline Thalamic Nuclei
Where are the specific relay nuclei located? Mainly in the lateral thalamus
All sensory modalities EXCEPT which have specific relays in the lateral thalamus? Olfaction
Lateral Nuclei Group (10 Nuclei) VPL VPM LGN MGN VL VA Pulvinar Lateral Dorsal Nucleus Lateral Posterior Nucleus Ventral Medial Nucleus
Ventral Posterior Lateral Nucleus (VPL) (Inputs, Outputs, and Functions) Inputs: Medial Lemniscus Outputs: Somatosensory Cortex Functions: Relays somatosensory spinal inputs to cortex
Ventral Posteromedial Nucleus (VPM) (Inputs, Outputs, and Functions)
Lateral Geniculate Nucleus (LGN) (Inputs, Outputs, and Functions)
Medial Geniculate Nucleus (MGN) (Inputs, Outputs, and Functions)
Ventral Lateral Nucleus (VL) (Inputs, Outputs, and Functions) Inputs: Internal globus, deep cerebellar nuclei, substanita nigra, and pars reticulata Outputs: Motor, premotor, and Supplementary motor cortex Function: Relays basal ganglia and cerebellar inputs to cortex
Ventral Anterior Nucleus (VA) (Inputs, Outputs, and Functions)
Pulvinar (Inputs, Outputs, and Functions)
Lateral Dorsal Nucleus (Inputs, Outputs, and Functions) See Anterior Nucleus
Lateral Posterior Nucleus (Inputs, Outputs, and Functions) See Pulvinar
Ventral Medial Nucleus (Inputs, Outputs, and Functions) Inputs: Midbrain reticular formation Outputs: widespread to cortex Functions:Maintain alert, conscious state
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