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The diencephalon appears at the upper end of the brain stem between the brain stem and cerebrum. All of the ascending fiber pathways from the spinal cord and brain stem terminate upon nuclei in the diencephalon and this is the basis for crude awareness of many of these senses at this level. The thalamus is the primary provider of information from the spinal cord and brain stem onto the cerebral cortex, permitting the cerebral cortex to do its many functions

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Thalamic Nucleus Internal Capsule Zona Incerta Anterior Thalamic Nucleus Anterior Nucleus 
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