medial geniculate nuclei

(redirected from dorsal nucleus)

medial geniculate nuclei

nerve cells that collectively form a surface elevation, the medial geniculate body; they comprise a ventral principal nucleus [TA], a dorsal nucleus [TA], and a small medial magnocellular nucleus; the cells play a role in the relay of auditory input to the auditory cortex.
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During this measure of executive function, decreases were seen in the cuneus, middle temporal gyrus, inferior parietal lobule, insula, and medial dorsal nucleus of thalamus.
The ventral nucleus exhibits reflex acoustic activity, whereas the dorsal nucleus processes dynamic and complex auditory stimuli and acts as a central integrator under the inhibitory influence of the ventral nucleus.

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