The Thalamus

Diagram of Brain...

The Thalamus

The thalamus is sort of the hub for all sensory information in the brain, sort of like the mailroom in a large office building. Almost all signals that go into or come out of the brain pass through the thalamus. While the thalamus has long been thought to be just a relay station, new research suggests that it is much more complicated. For instance it is in some way related to sleep and wakefulness. Finally, the hypothalamus is the brain part that controls many hormones and regulates other important bodily functions including hunger, thirst, body temperature, and even breast feeding.

Diagram of brain....


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