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Thalamic Nuclei 03

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


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

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

 


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A) ventral posterolateral nucleus

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

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B) ventral anterior nucleus

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

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C) medial dorsal nucleus

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

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D) anterior nucleus

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

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E) lateral geniculate nucleus

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Somatosensory cortex receives input from the ventral posterolateral 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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