Anterior nuclei of thalamus

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Brain: Anterior nuclei of thalamus
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
Latin nuclei anteriores thalami
NeuroNames hier-285
MeSH Anterior+Thalamic+Nuclei
Dorlands/Elsevier n_11/12580278

The anterior nuclei of thalamus (or anterior nuclear group) are collection of nuclei at the rostral end of the dorsal thalamus.

Inputs and outputs

They receive efferents from the mammillary bodies and subiculum, and project to the cingulate gyrus.


These nuclei are thought to play a role in the modulation of alertness and are involved in learning and memory.

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