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tha luh muhs

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

  • Very low current was sent through the wires, stimulating the thalamus, which indeed awakened the higher brain.
  • Why not operate on the thalamus direct instead of risking damage to the frontal lobe? The big difficulty was getting at the thalamus without wrecking three inches of brain on the .
  • All animals have a thalamus, but the higher animalsabove all, mandeveloped superimposed layers of brain tissue which exercise some control over the thalamus.
News & Articles

  • Autism in children affects not only social abilities, but also a broad range of sensory and motor skills
    Scientists are shedding a new light on the effects of autism on the brain. Researchers have identified that connectivity between the thalamus, a deep brain structure crucial for sensory and motor functions, and the cerebral cortex, the brain's outer layer, is impaired in children with autism spectrum disorders.
    June 25, 2013 - Science Daily
  • A deep brain disorder
    ( San Diego State University ) A group of investigators from San Diego State University's Brain Development Imaging Laboratory are shedding a new light on the effects of autism on the brain. The team has identified that connectivity between the thalamus, a deep brain structure crucial for sensory and motor functions, and the cerebral cortex, the brain's outer layer, is impaired in children with ...
    June 25, 2013 - EurekAlert!
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  • Dr Ben Carson in Fort Worth Star Telegram
    We will remove the affected half, one lobe at a time, leaving the deep structures -- the thalamus, brain stem and basal ganglia -- intact,said Dr. Ben Carson, the renowned Hopkins neurosurgeon who has been perfecting the procedure, known as a...

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