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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 thalamus The Thalamus THE BRAIN'S SENSORY SWITCHBOARD -everything sensed while driving is processed and then sent to the appropriate part of the brainExamples:-seeing the traffic light turn red and sending the information to the correct part of the brain so you know to stop-the thalamus knows to ignore the sensory input of the noise of your car on the road, but recognizes the importance of hearing sirens from a police carHow are the Thalamus, Hypothalamus, Somatosensorycortex, and Auditory Cortex active while driving? (n.d.).Retrieved January 5, 2015, from How Is The Thalamus Used While Driving? the brain's sensory switchboard, located on topof the brainstem; it directs messages to the sensoryreceiving areas in the cortex and transmits replies to the cerebellum and medulla Book Definition Luckey. (n.d.). Quizlet. Retieved January 5, 2015, from Interesting Facts -without the thalamus, the cortex is useless since it is unable to send information to the other brain structures-it provides a convenient way to control theflow of information-the thalamus has two parallel streamsserving different functions The thalamus, middleman of the brain, becomes a sensoryconductor, (n.d.). Retrieved January 5, 2015, from Source Description of the Thalamus -large, symmetrical structure -many pathways, including allof the sensory pathways otherthan those devoted to olfaction (smell) Know your brain: Thalamus. (n.d.).Retrieved January 5, 2015, from http://www.neuroscientificallychallenged/blog/know-your-brain-thalamus SOURCECITATION
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