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Researchers identify function of higher-order thalamus for the first time.


Every day, humans constantly absorb information through their sensory organs, which the brain then needs to process correctly. The information first reaches the thalamus and then travels to the cerebral cortex.  The thalamus is essentially the size of two walnuts and is located in the middle of the brain, all sensory perceptions converge here first. As the main relay center,

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