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Which of the following is a small, football-shaped structure in the forebrain that acts as a final switching station for most incoming sensory information on their way to the cortex?



A. Cerebellum
B. Hippocampus
C. Thalamus
D. Reticular formation

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H. Barnes

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H. Barnes, Unemployed, Barnes, Atlanta

Answered on Jun 04, 2019

The correct answer to this question is C, thalamus. It is gray matter. It is located in the forebrain, which is the anterior part of the brain. The forebrain not only includes the thalamus but also is home to the hypothalamus and the cerebral hemispheres.

The thalamus is located between the midbrain and the cerebral cortex. It has many vital functions, which include regulating the state of consciousness, alertness, and sleep. The blood supply that it has comes from many arteries, including the polar artery and posterior choroidal arteries. If the thalamus becomes damaged, it can result in a coma. It can also cause a disturbance in motor movements.

C. Snow

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C. Snow, Motivator, MA, California

Answered on Apr 19, 2019

The answer to this is C. Do you know what thalamus is? This is the small structure within the anterior portion of the brain. The thalamus is known to have different functions. The thalamus will make sure that that the various signals will be relayed to the various parts of the body. This is also in charge of regulating sleep and so much more.

Do take note that the thalamus is different from the hypothalamus. The thalamus will also relay sensory signals to the cerebral cortex. It will have to work hand in hand with the hypothalamus in order to help in regulating the emotions that may be experienced by people.

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Answered on Aug 16, 2018

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