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THALAMUS. AP PSYCHOLOGY UNIT 3 B . Major Functions. Motor Control Receives Auditory, Somatosensory, & Visual Sensory Signals. Controls asleep and awake states Relays Sensory Signals to Cerebral Cortex. Behavior Controls. Thalamus deals with Eye Sight Watching T.V.

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thalamus

THALAMUS

AP PSYCHOLOGY

UNIT 3 B

major functions
Major Functions
  • Motor Control
  • Receives Auditory, Somatosensory, & Visual Sensory Signals.
  • Controls asleep and awake states
  • Relays Sensory Signals to Cerebral Cortex
behavior controls
Behavior Controls
  • Thalamus deals with

Eye Sight Watching T.V.

Hearing Listening to Music

Touch Knowing when stove is too hot

Tasting Eating your favorite food

independent or connected with other parts if brain
Independent or Connected with other parts if brain?
  • A Nuclear complex Structure of 4 Parts.
  • Mainly connected to the

hippocampus via the

mammillo-thalamic tract.

origin
Origin
  • “Thalamos” – inner room or storage room
  • Optic Nerve
  • Argue over Sensory or Motor nerve?
modern physiology
Modern Physiology
  • In 1889, Thalamic Nucleis were discovered
  • Microelectrode Technique
  • Both Sensory and Motor Pathways
injury on thalamus
Injury on Thalamus
  • Damage to all senses
  • Touch (feel) and Vision (eye sight)
  • Loss of Hearing and Loss of Speech
current research
Current Research
  • The treatment of “Thalamic Syndrome”.
  • Pain Strokes
  • All senses becomes oversensitive.