FNS 27 Dorsal Thalamus II

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FNS 27 Dorsal Thalamus II
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2011-03-10 00:23:53
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USUHS Dorsal Thalamus II
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FNS 27 Dorsal Thalamus II
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  1. Lateral Dorsal Nucleus - function
    Limbic system - integrating sensory information with autonomic function
  2. Ventral Posterior Lateral Nucleus - function
    Somatic sensations from the body:

    • Discrimination
    • Proprioception
    • Light touch
    • Pain and temperature
  3. Ventral Poserior Medial Nucleus - function
    Taste and somatic sensations from the head:

    • Discrimination
    • Proprioception
    • Light touch
    • Pain and temperature
  4. Intralaminar, Rostral Intralaminar Nucleus - function
    • Arousal - ARAS
    • Affective component of pain
  5. Centromedian/Parafasicular Nucleus - function
    Motor control w/ basal ganglia
  6. Lateral Posterior Nucleus - function
    Mediates visually guided movements
  7. Pulvinar - function
    • Orients and tracks visual stimuli
    • Visual attention
  8. Medial Geniculate Body - function
    Audition
  9. Lateral Geniculate Body - function
    Vision
  10. Reticular Nucleus - function
    • Local thalamic connections
    • Gating of relay information (uses GABA)
    • Control of EEG

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