Diencephalon

Diencephalon - Diencephalon o Thalamus Almost all thalamic...

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Diencephalon o Thalamus Almost all thalamic nuclei project to cortex Except reticular thalamic o Wraps around o Projects to other nuclei Gatekeeper to the cortex Projection fibers Efferent and afferent cortical connections Sensory nuclei Lateral Geniculate Nucleus (LGN). Eye LGN V1 Medial Geniculate Nucleus (MGN). Inner ear MGN A1 Cerebellar connection Ventrolateral; efferent to cortex o Basal ganglia Surround two thalamic lobes Caudate Putamen Lateral portion Caudate + putamen = Striatum Globus Pallidus Important for motor movements Forms loops with motor cortex Frontal, parietal, and temporal striatum GP thalamus motor cortex Can influence conscious movements directed by motor cortex Motor cortex divisions are also present in the putamen Somatotopically organized Cortical—basal loop Excitatory, inhibitory, and disinhibitory (inhibitory pathway that’s
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