Thalamus

The thalamus (from Greek θάλαμος, "inner chamber") is a midline symmetrical structure within the brains of vertebrates including humans, situated between the cerebral cortex and midbrain. Its function includes relaying sensory and motor signals to the cerebral cortex, along with the regulation of consciousness, sleep, and alertness. The thalamus surrounds the third ventricle. It is the main product of the embryonic diencephalon.

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Thalamus - Pathology
... The occlusion of the artery of Percheron can lead to a bilateral thalamus infarction ... stems from damage to the mammillary body, the mammillothalamic fasciculus or the thalamus ... Fatal familial insomnia is a hereditary prion disease in which degeneration of the thalamus occurs, causing the patient to gradually lose his ability to ...
Low-threshold Spikes - Research - Parkinson's Disease
... The thalamus is responsible for relaying sensory and motor signals to the cerebral cortex ... Therefore, much research has been conducted on low-threshold spikes in the neurons in the thalamus and how it could relate to Parkinson's disease and the corresponding ... LTS have been found to occur in the human lateral thalamus during sleep however, they fade as soon as the patient is awakened ...
Medial Globus Pallidus
... neurons send their axons to specific nuclei of the dorsal thalamus (VA and VL), to the centromedian complex and to the pedunculopontine complex ... suddenly changes its direction to form H1 that goes to the inferior part of the thalamus ... islands is widespread in the lateral region of the thalamus ...
Paroxysmal Kinesigenic Choreoathetosis - Pathophysiology - Diffusion Tensor Imaging
... In one study researchers found that some of the patients had abnormalities in their thalamus ... However, this does not prove that all patients have abnormalities in their thalamus ... after a thalamic infarction, implicating that an abnormality in the thalamus of individuals could contribute to PKD ...
Anterior Nuclei Of Thalamus
... The anterior nuclei of thalamus (or anterior nuclear group) are a collection of nuclei at the rostral end of the dorsal thalamus ...