BrainRegionFEC FD TH PF

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Parafascicular Nucleus of Thalamus

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This page covers biological details of component Parafascicular Nucleus of Thalamus. Region is part of aHuman target integrated biological model.

  • Top-down path to region: Forebrain Diencephalon -> Thalamus (FD.TH) -> Cognitive Thalamus (FD.TH.CR) -> Intralaminar and Midline Nuclei of Thalamus (FD.TH.IML) -> Intralaminar Nuclear Group of Thalamus (FEC.FD.TH.IL) -> Caudal Intralaminar Nucleus of Thalamus (FEC.FD.TH.CIL) -> Parafascicular Nucleus of Thalamus (FEC.FD.TH.PF) (see Mind Maps)
  • Type: nucleus
  • Brain area: Forebrain - Execution Control Area
  • Role: processor.automatic
  • Function: Stimulation of acetylcholine release in dorsal striata
  • Notes to function: Part of ascending activating system




Component items:

  • Lateral Parafascicular Thalamic Nucleus



Inbound Region Connections:

Source Area Source Region Source Name Type Reference
FAM FAM.FT.SEP.MED Medial Septal Nucleus modulatory-ach (unknown reference)
FEC FEC.FT.GPI.MED Globus Pallidus Internal Medial inhibitory-gaba Saccadic Vision (BG -> Thalamus, abstract)

Outbound Region Connections:

Target Area Target Region Target Name Type Reference
FEC FEC.FT.PU.MED Dorsal Putamen Medial excitatory-glu (unknown reference)

Thirdparty Circuits


  • no circuits defined



  • no references defined