Pulvinar

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Pulvinar can mean:

  • the area of the pulvinar nuclei within the thalamus of the brain
  • an "empty throne" or cushioned couch for occupation by a deity. At the Circus Maximus in ancient Rome, a Pulvinar was elevated so both the Gods and the mortal sponsor of the chariot races could observe the games.