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Adj.1.thalamocortical - relating to or connecting the cortex and thalamus; "the thalamocortical system"
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The novel information obtained will establish how sensory inputs and thalamocortical connections govern cortical activity and architecture, ultimately sculpting perceptual behaviour.
53) In these patients, researchers used TMS to excite neurons in a region of the brain known as the thalamocortical system and then measured the spread of that excitation to other areas of the brain using EEG.
The neurons in this layer of the auditory cortex, called the thalamocortical recipient layer, were generally not thought to be malleable in adults.
Consciousness, Hirstein maintains (on the basis of well-known findings in cognitive neuroscience) is identical to bound representations, produced by synchronized oscillations of thalamocortical loops.
Neurosurgeons, pain specialists, and other physicians from the US and Asia consider morphological brain changes; how thalamic burst-firing in response to experimental pain stimuli and in patients with chronic neuropathic pain may be a carrier for pain-related signals; brain activity in patients with chronic neuropathic pain resulting from input deafferentation, brachial plexus avulsion, lateral thalamic vascular accident, and pain related to peripheral sources; surgical interventions; and thalamocortical abnormalities in spinal cord injury pain.
This view concurs with the findings from a systematic review of the evidence published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicating that fetuses are not able to perceive pain until after the thalamocortical system--pathways that reciprocally connect the thalamus to the neocortex in the brain--begins to function.
Llinas' neuroscientific research has also contributed significantly to the medical community's understanding of how certain brain diseases arise from thalamocortical dysrhythmia, the disruption of connections between the thalamus and the cortex.
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI) scientists have created the first realistic three-dimensional diagram of a thalamocortical column in the rodent brain using a conceptually new approach and state-of-the-art research tools.
Zhou and colleagues (2005) found that decreased serotonin innervation correlated with reduced numbers of thalamocortical fibers, as well as decreased size of regions targeted by serotonin axons, including the hypothalamus, cerebral cortex, and hippocampus (see figure 3).
Functional integrity of thalamocortical circuits differentiates normal aging from mild cognitive impairment.
Pulver, "Does Vestibular Stimulation Activate Thalamocortical Mechanisms That Reintegrate Impaired Cortical Regions?