the thalami are the two orange, oval-shaped structures above.

the thalami are the two orange, oval-shaped structures above.

Thalamus:

a subcortical structure that serves as a relay between sensory and motor systems and the cerebral cortex. The thalamus also plays important roles in consciousness and arousal.

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