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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 lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus output to?

 
        A) Somatosensory cortex
 
        B) Visual cortex
 
        C) Prefrontal cortex
 
        D) Thalamus
 
        E) Auditory cortex
 

 


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A) somatosensory cortex

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Visual cortex receives input from the lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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B) visual cortex

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The lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus sends outputs to the visual cortex  (See References)

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C) prefrontal cortex

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Visual cortex receives input from the lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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D) thalamus

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Visual cortex receives input from the lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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E) auditory cortex

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Visual cortex receives input from the lateral geniculate 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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