Talk:Subthalamic nucleus

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"The subthalamic nucleus receives its main input from the lateral pallidum (external segment of the globus pallidus) (84.2% of its axons)" The article that is used as a reference does not support this claim. That article, uses antereograde tracers to map the output on neurons in the STN, not its afferents. Bilz0r (talk) 02:01, 13 January 2010 (UTC)


Due to the fact that "ventral" could also indicate a relation between two organs in an anterior-to-posterior axis (expecially in the thorax and abdomen), isn't it more correct to say that the subthalamic nucleus is "caudal" to the thalamus, which identifies more strictly that it is referred to a superior-to-inferior axis? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:19, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

I think that this image might answer your question. See also Anatomical terms of location#Sources of confusion. —Jeremy (talk) 17:48, 2 June 2011 (UTC)