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Thalamic Nuclei 03

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


To which of the following structures does the ventral posteromedial nucleus of the thalamus output to?

 
        A) Auditory cortex
 
        B) Cingulate gyrus
 
        C) Widespread areas of cortex
 
        D) Somatosensory cortex
 
        E) Prefrontal cortex
 

 


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A) auditory cortex

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Somatosensory cortex receives input from the ventral posteromedial nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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B) cingulate gyrus

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Somatosensory cortex receives input from the ventral posteromedial nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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C) widespread areas of cortex

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Somatosensory cortex receives input from the ventral posteromedial nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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D) somatosensory cortex

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The ventral posteromedial nucleus of the thalamus sends outputs to the somatosensory cortex  (See References)

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E) prefrontal cortex

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Somatosensory cortex receives input from the ventral posteromedial 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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