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1)A (Thalamus 2-Glass sections; slide 6)

2)B (Thalamus 2-Glass sections; slide 13)


Blue – Lateral ventricle (Thalamus 2-Glass sections; slide 6)

Orange – Interventricular foramen (of Monroe) (Thalamus 2-Glass sections; slide 6)

Yellow – 3rd ventricle (Thalamus 2-Glass sections; slide 6)


1)Red – Anterior nucleus

1)It receives most afferent from: mammillary nucleus of hypothalamus (via mammillothalamic tract) and cingulate gyrus (Thalamus lecture; slide 26)

2)In what system does it mainly function: limbic system (Thalamus lecture; slide 20 and 26)

2)Green – this is the ventral anterior nucleus and it is involved in the motor planning and control relay (Thalamus lecture; slide 20 and 28)

3)Olive – known as both the dorsomedial (DM) or medialdorsal (MD) (Thalamus lecture - slide 13; Thalamus 2-Glass sections – slide 7)

1)With what brain lobe is it primarily associated: prefrontal cortex (Thalamus lecture; slide 22 and 23)


1)Yellow – Reticular nucleus (Thalamus 2-Glass sections; slide 10)

1)Type of nucleus: ‘gatekeeper’ (Thalamus lecture – slide 20 and 34; Thalamus 2-Glass sections – slide 10)

2)Inputs and outputs from the cortex and dorsomedial nucleus and inputs from thalamocortical and corticothalamic collaterals (Thalamus lecture – slide 34)


1)Blue – Pulvinar (Thalamus 2-Glass sections – slide 16)

2)Orange – Centromedian nucleus (Thalamus 2-Glass sections – slide 13)

3)Yellow – Red nucleus (Thalamus 2-Glass sections – slide 13)

4)Green – Mamillary body (Thalamus 2-Glass sections – slide 13)


1)Ventral posterior medial nucleus (VPM) (Thalamus 2-Glass sections – slide 14)

1)Inputs from somatosensory cortex for face and anterior insula (taste) as well as the conscious trigeminothalamic and gustatory pathways (Thalamus lecture – slide 31)

2)Ventral posterior lateral nucleus (VPL) (Thalamus 2-Glass sections – slide 15)

1)Inputs from somatosensory cortex for limbs and trunk and also from the conscious somatosensory trunk and limbs (Thalamus lecture – slide 30)


1)Orange – head of the caudate nucleus;  Aqua – Superior colliculus (Reference this image from Netters:

2)Lemon grass – Pulvinar (reference image in link above)

1)Functions in the visual integration, interpretation and response (Thalamus lecture – slide 25)

3)Blue – this is the inferior colliculus and it projects to the medial geniculate nucleus (via the brachium) (Thalamus lecture – slide 33)