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Thalamic nuclei

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Ventral posterolateral nucleusinput from spinothalamic and dorsal columns/medial lemniscus, output to primary somatosesnsory cortex, senses: pain, temp, pressure, touch, vibration, proprioception
Ventral posteromedial nucleusinput from trigeminal and gustatory pathway, output to primary somatosensory cortex, senses face sensation and taste (makeup goes on the face VPM)
Lateral geniculate nucleusinput from CN II, output to calcarine sulcus, sense vision (lateral = light)
Medial geniculate nucleusinput from superior olive and inferior colliculus of tectum, output to auditory cortex of temporal lobe, senses hearing (medial = music)
Ventral lateral nucleusinput from basal ganglia and cerebellum, output to motor cortex, senses motor
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