Lateral dorsal nucleus of thalamus

The lateral dorsal nucleus is a nucleus of the thalamus. It is the most anterior of the dorsal lateral nuclei.[1]

Lateral dorsal nucleus of thalamus
Thalamic nuclei
Latinnucleus dorsalis lateralis
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

It acts in concert with the anterior nuclei of thalamus.

It receives significant input from several subdivisions of visual cortex, and has a primary output to parietal cortex on the dorsolateral cortical convexity, giving it access to limbic forebrain nuclei important for emotion and behavior functions.


  1. Standring, Susan. Gray's anatomy: the anatomical basis of clinical practice (41 ed.). Elsevier Limited. pp. 350–363. ISBN 978-0-7020-5230-9.

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