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Suprageniculate Nucleus of Thalamus

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

  • Top-down path to region: Forebrain Diencephalon -> Thalamus (FD.TH) -> Sensory Thalamus (FD.TH.SR) -> Posterior Thalamus (FD.TH.PTH) -> Suprageniculate Nucleus of Thalamus (NSA.FD.TH.SG) (see Mind Maps)
  • Type: nucleus
  • Quality: L0
  • Brain area: Neocortical Brain - Sensory Aggregation Area (NSA)
  • Area circuit: Neocortical Audition Aggregation (NAA)
  • Role: processor.thalamichigh
  • Function: Spatial coding of auditory information
  • Notes to function:
    • From tectum, somatic sensations




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Inbound Region Connections:

Source Area Source Region Source Name Type Role Reference
LMC LMC.HT.TG.LDT Laterodorsal Tegmental Nucleus modulatory-ach uncertain Head Direction Cell Circuit (DTN -> SUPGEN)
LPC LPC.HT.MVBN Medial Vestibular Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain Head Direction Cell Circuit (MVSN -> SUPGEN)
LPC.HT.SVBN Superior Vestibular Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)
LRC LRC.HL.NPH Prepositus Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain Head Direction Cell Circuit (NPRP -> SUPGEN)
LRC.MM.SC.INT Intermediate Superior Colliculus excitatory-glu uncertain Saccadic Vision (SCi -> Thalamus, abstract)

Outbound Region Connections:

Target Area Target Region Target Name Type Role Reference
FAM FAM.FT.AM.LAVL Ventrolateral Amygdaloid Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain Amygdalar disruption of prefrontal cortex (TH -> AM, abstract)
LMC LMC.HT.TG.LDT Laterodorsal Tegmental Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)
NSA NSA.NC.TTG.A2 Auditory Association Area excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)

Thirdparty Circuits


ACG=Anterior Cingulate Cortex,NC.AL.ACG (see Anterior Cingulate Area)
HC=Hippocampus,FMM.FT.HC (see Hippocampal Formation)
HT.L=Lateral Hypothalamic Area,LAC.FD.HT.LT (see Hypothalamus)
HT.PV=Paraventricular Nucleus,LAC.FD.HT.PV
INS=Insular Cortex,NC.INS
LC=Locus Coeruleus,LMC.HT.LC
MPFC=Orbitofrontal Cortex,NC.AL.OPFC (see Orbitomedial Prefrontal Cortex)
PAG=Periaqueductal Gray Matter,LMC.MM.PAG
PB=Parabrachial Nucleus,LPC.HT.PRF.PB
SOL=Solitary Nucleus,LPC.HL.SOL

AD=Anterodorsal Nucleus,FMM.FD.TH.AD
DTN=Laterodorsal Tegmental Nucleus,LMC.HT.TG.DTG
EC=Entorhinal Cortex,FMM.NC.PH.ET (see Rhinal Cortex)
HC=Hippocampus,FMM.FT.HC (see Hippocampal Formation)
IPD=Interpeduncular Nucleus,FEC.HT.TG.IPD
LD=Lateral Dorsal Nucleus of Thalamus,FMM.FD.TH.LD
LMB=Lateral Mammillary Nucleus,FMM.FD.MB.LMB
MVSN=Medial Vestibular Nucleus,LPC.HT.MVBN
NPRP=Prepositus Nucleus,LRC.HL.NPH
PC=Parietal Lobe,NC.LOBE.PAR
PRHC=Postrhinal Cortex,FMM.NC.PH.POR
RSP=Retrosplenial Cortex,NCP.NC.MPL.RSC
SUPGEN=Suprageniculate Nucleus of Thalamus,NSA.FD.TH.SG
VC=Occipital Lobe,NC.LOBE.OCC

A1=Primary Auditory Cortex,NSA.NC.TTG.A1
SG=Suprageniculate Nucleus of Thalamus,NSA.FD.TH.SG