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
Gray's subject #
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BrainInfo/UW hier-285
MeSH [1]

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

Inputs and outputs[edit | edit source]

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

Function[edit | edit source]

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

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