Anterior nuclei of thalamus

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Brain: Anterior nuclei of thalamus
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Thalamic nuclei
Latin Nuclei anteriores thalami
Part of Thalamus
NeuroNames hier-285
MeSH Anterior+Thalamic+Nuclei
NeuroLex ID birnlex_1692
FMA FMA:62019

The anterior nuclei of thalamus (or anterior nuclear group) are a collection of nuclei at the rostral end of the dorsal thalamus.

Inputs and outputs[edit]

They receive afferents from the mammillary bodies via the mammillothalamic tract and from the subiculum via the fornix. In turn, they project to the cingulate gyrus.

Function[edit]

These nuclei are thought to play a role in the modulation of alertness and are involved in learning and episodic memory.[1] They are considered to be part of the limbic system.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Child, ND; Benarroch, EE (19 November 2013). "Anterior nucleus of the thalamus: functional organization and clinical implications". Neurology 81 (21): 1869–1976. doi:10.1212/01.wnl.0000436078.95856.56. ISSN 1526-632X. 

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