|Hind- and mid-brains; postero-lateral view. (Pulvinar visible near top.)|
|Thalamic nuclei: |
MNG = Midline nuclear group
AN = Anterior nuclear group
MD = Medial dorsal nucleus
VNG = Ventral nuclear group
VA = Ventral anterior nucleus
VL = Ventral lateral nucleus
VPL = Ventral posterolateral nucleus
VPM = Ventral posteromedial nucleus
LNG = Lateral nuclear group
PUL = Pulvinar
MTh = Metathalamus
LG = Lateral geniculate nucleus
MG = Medial geniculate nucleus
The pulvinar is the caudal-most nucleus of the thalamus that is conventionally divided into oral, inferior, lateral, and medial subnuclei.
- The lateral and inferior pulvinar have widespread connections with visual cortical association areas.
- The oral pulvinar predominantly has connections with somatosensory cortical association areas.
- The medial pulvinar has widespread connections with cingulate, posterior parietal, and prefrontal cortical areas.
Lesions of the pulvinar can result in neglect syndromes and attentional deficits.
The Pulvinar is usually grouped as one of the lateral thalamic nuclei.
Human brain: diencephalon (TA A14.1.08, GA 9.807)
Hypothalamic sulcus · Tela chorioidea of third ventricle
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