The Thalamus pp 323-423 | Cite as

The Ventral Nuclei

  • Edward G. Jones


In every mammal, with the exception of the monotremes, it is possible to identify at least three cellular components of the ventral nuclear group: the ventral lateral, ventral medial, and ventral posterior nuclei. In many species a ventral anterior nucleus can be distinguished as well and, in higher primates, the ventral lateral nucleus is clearly divided into at least two subnuclei. A ventral posterior inferior nucleus is also commonly identified.


Receptive Field Deep Cerebellar Nucleus Medial Lemniscus Dorsal Column Nucleus Ventral Nucleus 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward G. Jones
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  1. 1.California College of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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