16. Organization of the Thalamus

 

Rostral to Caudal (roughly):

 

AN: limbic, Papez circuit; projects to cingulated gyrus

VA,VL: motor (extrapyramidal)

VPM: (not seen on lateral view): somatosensory for face

VPL: receives from medial lemniscus (somatosensory)

DM: dorsomedial nucleus; limbic; projects to orbitofrontal and prefrontal cortices

P: Pulvinar (receives from SC)

LGN: receives from retinas; Area 17

MGN: receives from IC; Area 41