Talk:List of thalamic nuclei
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I removed the few data giving the connections that are explained in the text. I did not make too many modifications to what is the commonly learned list coming from Walker (1938).Many small nuclei on the midline for instance no more exist in humans. I would simply add that there is no lateral (or dorsal) group since its major part, the pulvinar, belongs to the posterior group, along with the lateralis posterior which is a simple anterior extension. On his side, the lateralis dorsalis is a part of the anterior or superior group dealing with information from the subiculum and fornical system -user:gerard.percheron
weega Classification of Thalamic Nuclei
Prof Adel Bondok, Prof of Anatomy and Neuroscience, Mansoura University, Egypt, adopted a new classification of the thalamic nuclei based on their function and connection so that medical students can easily recognize them and remeber their function and will not be puzzled anymore between anatomists and physiologists. He called this classification "Bondok's Classification".
According to the main function, location and connection of the thalamic nuclei, the thalamic nuclei are divided into 5 groups:
1. 2 Specific Motor Nuclei: ventral anterior nucleus and ventral lateral nucleus. 2. 2 Specific Sensory Nuclei: ventral posterior nucleus and metathalamus (medial and lateral geniculate bodies). 3. 2 Limbic System Nuclei: anterior nucleus and medial nucleus. 4. 2 Reticular Activating System Nuclei: reticular nucleus and intralaminar nucleus. 5. 3 Association Nuclei: the 3 dorsal nuclei (lateral dorsal, lateral posterior and pulvinar)