THE DIENCEPHALON

THE DIENCEPHALON - THE DIENCEPHALON: THALAMUS - has many...

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THE DIENCEPHALON : THALAMUS - has many different nuclei, each of which has a functional specialty. All sensory inputs ascending to the cerebral cortex are funneled through the thalamic nuclei. Sorting out and information editing process occurs. The thalamus plays a role in mediating: sensation, motor activities, cortical arousal, memory. Gateway to the cerebral cortex HYPOTHALAMUS - Named for its position below the thalamus. Caps the top of the brainstem. The infundibulum is a stalk of the hypothalamic tissue chat connects the pituitary gland to the base of the hypothalamus. Main visceral control center of the body. Chief homeostatic roles are: 1. Autonomic control center - regulates involuntary nervous system activity. Influence blood pressure, rate and force of heart, contraction, motility of the digestive tract, respiratory rate and depth, eye pupil size. 2. Center for emotional response and behavior - involved in the perception of pain, pleasure, fear, and rage, as well as those involved in biological rhythms and
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