Thalamus: Definition, Functions & Location


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The thalamus is located at the top of the _____.

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1. The thalamus plays a role in

2. The thalamus consists of ___ lobes.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The thalamus plays a critical role in the functioning of the human body, and this quiz and worksheet will help shed light on this amazing structure. Some of the questions you'll encounter are about its location, functions, and makeup.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessments, you can brush up on your knowledge of the thalamus, including:

  • Where in the body it resides
  • Chief responsibilities
  • What it consists of
  • Part of the body it communicates with
  • What occurs if it is damaged

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the location of the thalamus
  • Making connections - understand the job of the thalamus and how it affects human awareness
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the importance of the thalamus and what state the body would be in without it

Additional Learning

If you are interested in obtaining more information, pull up the related lesson called Thalamus: Definition, Functions & Location. This lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Learn about divisions within the brain
  • Understand symmetry in the brain
  • Describe how the thalamus regulates sleep