Lateral dorsal nucleus of thalamus

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Lateral dorsal nucleus of thalamus
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Thalamic nuclei
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Latinnucleus dorsalis lateralis
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TAA14.1.08.608
FMA62176
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The lateral dorsal nucleus is a nucleus of the thalamus. It is the most anterior of the dorsal lateral nuclei.[1]

It acts in concert with the anterior nuclei of thalamus.

It receives significant input from several subdivisions of visual cortex, and has a primary output to parietal cortex on the dorsolateral cortical convexity, giving it access to limbic forebrain nuclei important for emotion and behavior functions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standring, Susan. Gray's anatomy: the anatomical basis of clinical practice (41 ed.). Elsevier Limited. pp. 350–363. ISBN 978-0-7020-5230-9.