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Thalamic Nuclei 01

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Thursday, September 14 2006 by

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


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

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

 


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A) coordination of motor activity

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Somatic sensation from the face is associated with the ventral posteromedial nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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B) emotional expression and normal memory function

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Somatic sensation from the face is associated with the ventral posteromedial nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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C) somatic sensation from the face

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The ventral posteromedial nucleus of the thalamus is associated with somatic sensation from the face  (See References)

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D) initiation of movement and resting tone

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Somatic sensation from the face is associated with the ventral posteromedial nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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E) vision

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Somatic sensation from the face is associated with 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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