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Thalamus

It has several functions, such as relaying sensory signals, including motor signals to the cerebral cortex and regulating consciousness, sleep, and alertness.
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Zettelkasten, August 14, 2021 (changes)

Notes

  • It has several functions, such as relaying sensory signals, including motor signals to the cerebral cortex and regulating consciousness, sleep, and alertness.

  • It acts as a relay station or hub. Every sensory system, except the olfactory, includes a thalamic nucleus that receives signals and sends them to the associated cortical area.

  • The thalamus plays a significant role in regulating arousal, the level of awareness, and activity.

    • Damage to the thalamus can lead to a permanent coma.

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