The primate motor thalamus analysed with reference to subcortical afferent territories

Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 1993;60(1-3):32-41. doi: 10.1159/000100588.


This paper analyses the internal organisation of the primate motor thalamus. A topographic study of the three main subcortical afferent territories (the cerebellar, pallidal and nigral territories) gives a much simpler and more functionally relevant partitioning of the thalamus than consideration of conflictual cytoarchitectonic nuclei.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Afferent Pathways / physiology
  • Animals
  • Brain Mapping / methods*
  • Cerebellum / physiology*
  • Globus Pallidus / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Macaca / physiology*
  • Motor Cortex / physiology
  • Substantia Nigra / physiology*
  • Thalamic Nuclei / physiology*