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Unformatted text preview: auditory and visual reflexes as well as the thalamus and hypothalamus. The thalamus receives nearly all sensory information on its way to the cerebral cortex, except for olfactory information. Sensory information from the nose makes a direct connection in the limbic system of the temporal lobe and is one of the most primordial of senses. The thalamus integrates and directs incoming sensory information to the appropriate area of the brain. The hypothalamus is located just inferior to the thalamus and has a myriad of functions. It regulates hormone secretion and pituitary gland function; it is involved in thermoregulation , hunger, thirst and satiety ; it helps regulate the body's sleep cycles; and it also has functions in memory and emotional behavior....
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