Basal Ganglia, Limbic System, Thalamus

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Basal Ganglia: A cluster of nuclei below cerebral cortex consisting of corpus striatum, substantia nigra, and other substances Connected to cerebral cortex, thalamus, and hypothalamus Important control center for muscular movements Limbic system: Wishbone-shaped group of structures that encircles the brain stem Consists of cingulated gyri, hippocampus, dentate gyrus, amygdale, and others Functions in memory and emotions Thalamus: Main integrating station for sensory information transfer to the cerebral cortex
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Unformatted text preview: Oval structure above the midbrain and constitutes major part of the diencephalon Principal relay (synapse) stations for almost all sensory signals from spinal cord, brain stem, and cerebellum to cerebral cortex Relays motor impulses from cerebral cortex to spinal cord Hypothalamus: Small portion of the diencephalon located below the thalamus Head ganglion: of the autonomic nervous system: controls and integrates the ANS Regulates pituitary gland...
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