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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 medial dorsal nucleus of the thalamus output to?

 
        A) Prefrontal cortex
 
        B) Somatosensory cortex
 
        C) Thalamus
 
        D) Visual cortex
 
        E) Cingulate gyrus
 

 


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A) prefrontal cortex

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The medial dorsal nucleus of the thalamus sends outputs to the prefrontal cortex  (See References)

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B) somatosensory cortex

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Prefrontal cortex receives input from the medial dorsal nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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C) thalamus

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D) visual cortex

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E) cingulate gyrus

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Prefrontal cortex receives input from the medial dorsal 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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