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Diencephalon
Region between midbrain and telencephalon that includes the dorsal thalamus,
hypothalamus and epithalamus (pineal and habenular nucleus)
Epithalamus
Pineal and habenular complex
Metathalamus
Medial geniculate (part of the auditory pathway) and lateral geniculate (part of the visual pathway)
Subthalamus
Composed of the subthalamic nucleus and zona incerta(functionally connected with the basal ganglia)
Melatonin
Peptide hormone released from the pineal gland associated with sleep, puberty, hibernation
"Relay" thalamic nuclei
Nuclei that receive input from a specific nucleus and project to specific cerebral cortical targets.
"Association" thalamic nuclei
Thalamic nuclei that receive most of their input from the association areas of the cerebral cortex and project back to those cortical regions.
Association cortex
Cortical regions involved in interpretation of sensory stimuli, attending to stimuli and motivating responses.
"Nonspecific" thalamic nuclei
Thalamic nuclei having broad projections to the cerebral cortex.