Nucleus ventralis posteromedialis

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The nucleus ventralis posteromedialis (VPM for short) is an important somatosensory core area in the thalamus . It receives fibers from the lemniscus trigeminalis and the tractus trigeminothalamicus dorsalis . The tributaries are somatotopically arranged in the core area . The information from the face is processed laterally , further inward that of the lips and towards the middle that of the throat . The efferents move together with those of the nucleus ventralis posterolateralis in the radiation thalami and in the posterior horn of the capsula interna to the somatosensory cortex in the area of ​​the gyrus postcentralis and in the operculum parietale .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Karl Zilles, Bernhard Tillmann : Anatomie . Springer, Berlin 2011, ISBN 978-3-540-69483-0 , pp. 717 .