2-Minute Neuroscience: Thalamus

In this video, I cover the thalamus. I discuss the function of the thalamus as a relay station for information that is traveling to the cerebral cortex. I also cover some of the major nuclei of the thalamus, including the ventral posterolateral nucleus (VPL), ventral posteromedial nucleus (VPM), pulvinar nucleus, medial geniculate nucleus, lateral geniculate nucleus, and reticular nucleus.