American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Anatomy A large ovoid mass of gray matter situated in the posterior part of the forebrain that relays sensory impulses to the cerebral cortex.
- n. Botany The receptacle of a flower.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Gr. archæol., an inner or private room; a chamber; especially, the women's apartment (Homeric); a sekos.
- n. In anatomy: The apparent origin of a cranial nerve; the place where a nerve emerges from or leaves the brain.
- n. Specifically, the optic thalamus; the thalamus of the optic nerve; the great posterior ganglion of the cerebrum, forming the lateral wall of the cerebral ventricle, and connected with its fellow by the middle commissure of the brain. See cut under cerebral.
- n. In botany: The receptacle or torus.
- n. Same as thallus.
- n. anatomy Either of two large, ovoid structures of grey matter within the forebrain that relay sensory impulses to the cerebral cortex.
- n. botany The receptacle of a flower; a torus.
- n. A thallus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) A mass of nervous matter on either side of the third ventricle of the brain; -- called also
- n. Same as Thallus.
- n. The receptacle of a flower; a torus.
- n. large egg-shaped structures of grey matter that form the dorsal subdivision of the diencephalon
- From New Latin, from Latin thalamus, from Ancient Greek θάλαμος (thalamos, "an inner chamber, a bedroom, a bed"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin, inner chamber, from Greek thalamos. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Doubtless the word thalamus is, or should be, significative of peaceful occupations; but it is not a Latin word at all, except by adoption.”
“The visual stimulus of the lion travels to the “input center” in the core of your brain, the thalamus, which is shaped like a tiny football.”
“The thalamus is the receiving station for all information from your senses.”
“Almond-shaped, the amygdala takes all of the information from the part of your brain called the thalamus relay station and pushes it to the cortex—the part of the brain that helps you make decisions, such as running out of a burning home.”
“The thalamus is a tiny structure, about 1 centimeter in length, that sits on top of the brain stem deep in the center of the brain.”
“Since the thalamus is a key relay of neuronal information in the brain, I have hypothesized that the asymmetry might be associated with long-term meditation processes.”
“Described as bursts of fast brain rhythms that punctuate the otherwise slow-wave patterns characteristic of sleep, these spindle rhythms originate out of the thalamus, which is located at the top of the brainstem and is known to affect motor control, and receive and relay auditory, somatosensory and visual sensory signals.”
“A part of the brain called the thalamus, involved in the regulation of sleeping and waking, plays a crucial role in shutting out somatosensory stimuli and allowing the cortex to enter sleep.”
“Jung saw that the most creative people had lower white-matter integrity in a region connecting the prefrontal cortex to a deeper structure called the thalamus, compared with their less creative peers.”
“Since the thalamus is a gateway of sensory information into the brain, it has been hypothesised that spindles are markers of the blockage of noises during sleep," said Jeffrey Ellenbogen, the lead investigator of the Harvard study.”
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