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Thalamic Nuclei 03

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Thursday, September 14 2006 by

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


cingulate gyrus receives output from which of the following thalamic nuclei?

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

 


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A) ventral anterior nucleus

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Cingulate gyrus receives input from the anterior nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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B) ventral posteromedial nucleus

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Cingulate gyrus receives input from the anterior nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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C) lateral geniculate nucleus

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D) anterior nucleus

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The anterior nucleus of the thalamus sends outputs to the cingulate gyrus  (See References)

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E) ventral posterolateral nucleus

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Cingulate gyrus receives input from the anterior 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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