ANAT 2646 Thalamus and Epithalamus

ANAT 2646 Thalamus and Epithalamus - Reticular N. regulates...

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Thalamus The gateway to the cerebrum Types of Nuclei Relay (specific) Association Diffuse (non-specific)
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Relay VA motor VL motor VP (VPM/VPL) Somatic sensation
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Relay Metathalamus MGN hearing LGN vision
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Relay/Association AN limbic (memory) MD = DM limbic (olfaction, cognition, judgement, mood)
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Association LP integration of sensory information Pulvinar integration of sensory information
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Diffuse Intralaminar N. Ascending reticular activating system
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Unformatted text preview: Reticular N. regulates the thalamus Epithalamus Pineal Body habenula: relay from limbic forebrain to midbrain stria medullaris thalami: fiber bundle from limbic forebrain to habenula Pineal Body Melatonin secreted at night into the blood stream induces sleep may clear free radicals secretion is suppressed by sympathetic fibers suprachiasmatic nucleus light/dark cycle...
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