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Thalamic Nuclei 03

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


visual cortex receives output from which of the following thalamic nuclei?

 
        A) Anterior nucleus
 
        B) Ventral anterior nucleus
 
        C) Intralaminar nuclei
 
        D) Lateral geniculate nucleus
 
        E) Ventral posteromedial nucleus
 

 


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A) anterior nucleus

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Visual cortex receives input from the lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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B) ventral anterior nucleus

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Visual cortex receives input from the lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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C) intralaminar nuclei

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Visual cortex receives input from the lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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D) lateral geniculate nucleus

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The lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus sends outputs to the visual cortex  (See References)

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E) ventral posteromedial nucleus

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Visual cortex receives input from the lateral geniculate 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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