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George E. Carvell, PhD, PT   University of Pittsburgh
NEUROEMBRYOLOGY: Differentiation (Parts is Parts, Part 1)
Forebrain Gray Matter
Forebrain ventricles
Forebrain White Matter
Forebrain = Telencephalon & Diencephalon
BC&P Fig. 7.13, p. 183
BC&P Fig. 7.14, p. 184
The thalamus is the largest derivative of the diencephalon. The thalamus is a collection of nuclei that each has a specific source of afferent drive and a specific thalamocortical projection to one or several cerebral cortical areas of the developing telencephalon. The thalamus is the gateway to the cortex (fig 7.14)