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Question: Differentiate between : Thalamus and Hypothalamus.

Question: Differentiate between :
Thalamus and Hypothalamus.

Grade:12th pass

4 Answers

Rituraj Tiwari
askIITians Faculty 1792 Points
10 months ago
Thalamus and hypothalamus are the structures in the brain. Hypothalamus is cone-shaped, the thalamus consists of two connected lobes, one located in each hemisphere. In both structure and function, the hypothalamus regulates the body's vital metabolic processes, affecting temperature, blood pressure, hunger, thirst and sleep. It controls the endocrine system by affecting the pituitary gland's production of hormones. The thalamus takes information from a number of different areas of the brain and relays it to the cerebral cortex, the outer layer of gray matter where higher level brain functions take place. The names are similar because hypo means under, and the hypothalamus was named for its position, which is below the thalamus. Both thalamus and hypothalamus are part of an area of the brain known as the diencephalon. Unlike the thalamus, hypothalamus secretes hormones including vasopressin and oxytocin
Vikas Amritiya
askIITians Faculty 158 Points
10 months ago
Dear student

Thalamus and hypothalamus are the structures in the brain. Hypothalamus is cone-shaped, the thalamus consists of two connected lobes, one located in each hemisphere. In both structure and function, the hypothalamus regulates the body's vital metabolic processes, affecting temperature, blood pressure, hunger, thirst and sleep. It controls the endocrine system by affecting the pituitary gland's production of hormones. The thalamus takes information from a number of different areas of the brain and relays it to the cerebral cortex, the outer layer of gray matter where higher level brain functions take place. The names are similar because hypo means under, and the hypothalamus was named for its position, which is below the thalamus. Both thalamus and hypothalamus are part of an area of the brain known as the diencephalon. Unlike the thalamus, hypothalamus secretes hormones including vasopressin and oxytocin

Akash sharam
51 Points
one month ago
Both thalamus and hypothalamus are present in forebrain. Thalamus is the majour center for sensory and motor signals. Whereas hypothalamus is present at the base of thalamus and it has centers with control body temperature urge of eating and drinking.
 Hypothalamus also secrete hormones.
 
irshad hussain
100 Points
28 days ago

Thalamus vs. Hypothalamus: Comparison chart

Thalamus Hypothalamus
Located near the center of the brain Located beneath the thalamus
Two 6cm-sized bulbs Many small bulbs called nuclei, in total the size of an almond
Regulates sleep, alertness and wakefulness

 

 

Regulates body temperature, hunger, fatigue and metabolic processes in general
Connects the cerebral cortex with the midbrain Connects the nervous and endocrine systems


 

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