Thalamus Anatomy: How the Thalamus Functions in the Brain

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Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 2 min read

The body's central nervous system (consisting of the brain and spinal cord) processes stimuli from the peripheral nervous system, which extends throughout the body. When stimuli reach a part of the brain called the diencephalon, they are processed by the thalamus.