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Organization of the Thalamocortical Complex and its Relation to Sensory Processes

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Sensory Processes

  1. E. G. Jones

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010305

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Jones, E. G. 2011. Organization of the Thalamocortical Complex and its Relation to Sensory Processes. Comprehensive Physiology. 149–212.

Author Information

  1. James L. O'Leary Division of Experimental Neurology and Neurological Surgery and McDonnell Center for the Study of Higher Brain Function, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Historical Perspective
  • 2
    Basic Subdivisions of Thalamus in Representative Mammals
  • 3
    Sensory Relay Nuclei
    • 3.1
      Topographic Organization
    • 3.2
      Cell Types
    • 3.3
      Afferent Axons
    • 3.4
      Synaptic Organization
  • 4
    Subdivisions in Relation to Afferent Pathways and Cortical Projections
    • 4.1
      Medial Geniculate Complex
    • 4.2
      Somatic Sensory Relay Nuclei
    • 4.3
      Gustatory Nucleus
    • 4.4
      Vestibular Relay
    • 4.5
      Visual Relay Nuclei
    • 4.6
      Geniculostriate System
    • 4.7
      Extrageniculostriate System
  • 5
    Corticothalamic Reciprocity
  • 6
    Finer Organization of Thalamocortical Projection
    • 6.1
      Axon Bundling
    • 6.2
      Laminar Terminations
  • 7
    Other Relay Nuclei
    • 7.1
      Mediodorsal Nucleus
    • 7.2
      Ventral Lateral Complex
    • 7.3
      Pulvinar
    • 7.4
      Suprageniculate-Limitans Nucleus
    • 7.5
      Anterior Group and Lateral Dorsal Nucleus
    • 7.6
      Other Principal Nuclei
  • 8
    Intralaminar Nuclei
  • 9
    Other Diffuse Thalamocortical Systems
  • 10
    Ventral Thalamus
    • 10.1
      Ventral Lateral Geniculate Nucleus
    • 10.2
      Zona Incerta and Fields of Forel
    • 10.3
      Reticular Nucleus
  • 11
    Thalamic Inputs from Brain Stem Reticular Formation