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The Anatomy of the Brain

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The Thalamus
The thalamus helps relay sensory information.

The thalamus is located above the brain stem.

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Located above the brainstem, the thalamus processes and transmits movement and sensory information. It is essentially a relay station, taking in sensory information and then passing it on to the cerebral cortex. The cerebral cortex also sends information to the thalamus, which then sends this information to other systems.

Next: The Hypothalamus

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