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What is the difference between Thalamus and Hypothalamus?

Asked by K. Tanaka, Last updated: Jan 27, 2020

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Barry Mclean

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Answered Jun 10, 2019

Some people may assume that the thalamus and the hypothalamus are the same because of their names. While they are both found in the brain, their functions are surely different from each other. The thalamus is located in the middle portion of the brain and this is in charge of making sure that the person is alert, awake, or asleep. It may send some signals to the rest of the brain and your body when you already need to sleep and rest. ...Read More
 

E. Good

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Answered May 30, 2019

Thalamus and hypothalamus are both found in the diencephalon of the brain, and they are certainly not the same structures. The thalamus is a cone-shaped structure located in the middle of the brain. It consists of 2 bulbs each of about 6cm in length. It functions to transfer nerve impulses collected from other parts of the brain to the cortex of the brain. It is also involved in alertness, sleep, and wakefulness. ...Read More
 

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