Scientific Understanding of Consciousness
Consciousness as an Emergent Property of Thalamocortical Activity

Text Box: Thalamus Diagram

Major Thalamic Nuclei and Their Connections

(Fix; High-Yield Neuroanatomy, 89)

(A) Dorsolateral aspect and major nuclei

VA = ventral anterior nucleus;

VL = ventral lateral nucleus;

VPL = ventral posterior lateral nucleus.;

VPM = ventral posterior medial nucleus.


(B) Major afferent and efferent connections