thalamus


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large egg-shaped structures of grey matter that form the dorsal subdivision of the diencephalon

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Linguistic disorders of posterior system strokes LOCALIZATION LINGUISTIC DISORDER CEREBELLUM Dysarthria, anarthria Verbal fluency deficits Reading deficiencies Agrammatical speech Cerebellar lesion induced aphasia THALAMUS Reduction of speech output Anomia Paraphasia OCCIPITAL LOBE Pure alexia
A small disruption in the thalamus can radiate to large areas of the cortex.
Histologically two populations of neurons are described for the human thalamus (Dewulf 1971; Armstrong, 1990; Steriade et al.
Familial fatal insomnia involves the thalamus, and Heidenhain's variant involves the occipital lobes.
Five consecutive transaxial slices corresponding to the highest signal in the thalamus and basal ganglia were summed.
The final push from the deeply located thalamus up to the brain surface, where pain "awareness" takes place, occurs by 20 weeks.
ALCOHOL IMPAIRS SLEEP: A North Carolina study of ferret brain waves has found that the thalamus, a key region of the brain involved in sleep, is particularly sensitive to the presence of alcohol.
The exact mechanism for this pain is unclear, but the thalamus is thought to be involved, creating a hyperexcitable response to sensory stimulation.
This model suggests a central role for a connected group of brain regions that include the basal ganglia, thalamus, and orbital cortex.
Small inaccuracies, for example, calling the thalamus the center for emotions in the brain (only parts of the thalamus belong functionally, not anatomically, to the limbic system that is considered to play a part in emotional behavior) do not detract from the importance of the information.
DALLAS -- STRATMARK has named Thalamus Hill Senior Vice President of Analytics.
However, our recent data from embryonic deprived mice challenge this view, suggesting that a component independent of experience contributes to this reorganization and that the thalamus plays a pivotal role in these events.
While the rats ran the maze, electrophysiological recordings were made from prefrontal cortex, thalamus and hippocampus.
There were no changes in the hypothala mus and thalamus blood flow.