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(Science: anatomy) Either of two large, ovoid masses, consisting chiefly of grey substance, situated one on each side of and forming part of the lateral wall of the third ventricle. It is divided into two major parts: dorsal and ventral, each of which contains many nuclei.

Origin: L., Gr. Thalamos = inner chamber Large egg-shaped structures of gray matter that form the dorsal subdivision of the diencephalon.Part of the brain consisting of grey matter that is involved in relaying sensory signals due to be processed by the brain.

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Functional intricacies of the thalamus

Hi, I'm currently studying aspects of the (mammalian) thalamus, does anyone know how information is filtered or filtered out, exactly? Is there a summation, or what are the factors that determine whether stimuli get through to the cortex or not? How ...

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by ellateflag
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Functional intricacies of the thalamus
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help match biology

MATCH Cerebrum Frontal Lobe Cerebellum Medulla Oblongata Thalamus Parietal Lobe Temporal Lobe Corpus Callosum Hypothalamus Occipital Lobe Relay centre; directs impulses from the senses to the correct brain region Of the cerebrum; auditory interpretation; ...

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by mkshawty
Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: help match biology
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Re: nervous system crossover (hard question!)

... is sent to the brain upside down and the cortex interprets it right-side up. Similarly when the PNS relays information to the brain through the thalamus into the proper motor and sensory regions. The proprioception (the brains understanding of where individual body parts are in order to control ...

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by r10
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: nervous system crossover (hard question!)
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using your brain?

The various structures of the brain: medulla, reticular formation, thalamus, cerebellum, hippocampus, amygdala, hypothalamus, and the cerebral cortex, including the frontal lobe, occipital lobe, parietal lobe, and temporal lobe. To reinforce the interactive ...

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by tomkkk
Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: using your brain?
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sleep and dreams

Much of what is known about dreams now has to do with processing temporary memories into permanent memories in the thalamus. Do some searches linking those and you should find some sources.

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by Darby
Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sleep and dreams
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