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lOMoARcPSD|7319702 Dienchaphalon:Forms the central core of the forebrainConsists largely of three paired structures:-­­thalamus-­­Hypothalamus-­­EpithalamusThese gray matter areas collectively enclose the third ventricleThalamus:FUNCTION: the relay station for information coming into the cerebral cortexcontains a large number of nuclei each nuclei has a functional specialtyand each projects fibers to and receives fibers from a specific region of the cerebral corteximpulses having to do with similar functions are relayed as a group via the internal capsule to the appropriate area of the sensory cortex as well as t specific cortical areasHypothalamus:LOCATION: below the thalamusFUNCTION: the main visceral control centre of the body (vitally important to overall homeostasis)Contain mamillary bodies: (paired pealike nuclei that bulge anteriorly from the hypothalamus) relay stations in the olfactory pathwaysInfundibulum: a stalk of hypothalamic tissue that connects the pituitary gland to the base of the hypothalamusIts chief homeostatic roles are:1.Autonomic control centre

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