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Thalamic Nuclei 01

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Thursday, September 14 2006 by

Last modified on Tuesday, February 20 2007.

There are several nuclei in the thalamus, associated with different functions.


A lesion in the reticular nucleus of the thalamus will affect which of the following functions?

 
        A) Initiation of movement and resting tone
 
        B) Cortical arousal
 
        C) Somatic sensation from the body
 
        D) Emotional expression and normal memory function
 
        E) Coordination of motor activity
 

 


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A) initiation of movement and resting tone

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Cortical arousal is associated with the reticular nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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B) cortical arousal

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The reticular nucleus of the thalamus is associated with cortical arousal  (See References)

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C) somatic sensation from the body

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Cortical arousal is associated with the reticular nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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D) emotional expression and normal memory function

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Cortical arousal is associated with the reticular nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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E) coordination of motor activity

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Cortical arousal is associated with the reticular nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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References:

1. Nolte, J. (1993). The Human Brain: An Introduction to Its Functional Anatomy. Mosby, St. Louis.
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