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The thalamus is heavily involved in relaying information between different brain structures. It contributes to attention, awareness, perception, attention, timing, and movement.
The thalamus is heavily involved in relaying information between the cortex and brain stem and within different cortical structures. Because of this role in corticocortical interactions, the thalamus contributes to many processes in the brain including perception, attention, timing, and movement. It plays a central role in alertness and awareness.
thalamus, communication, corticocortical, interactions, attention, awareness, perception, timing, movement, brain
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