What Does the Thalamus Do?


The thalamus is the part of the brain that lies between the cerebral hemispheres on either side of the third ventricle. The thalamus is important in relaying of a variety of sensory information in addition to acting as a centre for pain perception.
2 Additional Answers
Ask.com Answer for: what does the thalamus do
The thalamus is a symmetrical structure which is found within the brains of vertebrates. The thalamus has a number of functions some of which include relaying sensory and motor signals to the motor cortex, regulation of consciousness, alertness and sleep.
Explore this Topic
The thalamus receives auditory, somatosensory and visual sensory signals that also aid it in motor control. It also relays sensory signals to the cerebral cortex ...
The thalamus gland is not actually a gland but a part of the brain. It consists of two halves and sits between the cerebral cortex. The function of the thalamus ...
The diencephalon consist of four parts, not three. They include the thalamus, hypothalamus, subthalamus, and epithalamus. The largest part is the thalamus, which ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com