Corticothalamic Connections: Structure and Function

F. Briggs, William Martin Usrey

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Corticothalamic projections are ubiquitous across mammalian species and sensory modalities, yet little is known about their function in sensory processing. This article reviews the structure and possible function of the two main types of corticothalamic projections: those originating in cortical layer 6 targeting first-order nuclei in the thalamus and those originating in cortical layer 5 targeting higher-order thalamic nuclei.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Neuroscience
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780080450469
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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