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diencephalon

The "relay center" of the brain where all information passes into and out of the cerebral cortex.  The caudal part of the forebrain (comprised of the hypothalamus, thalamus, metathalamus, subthalamus and epithalamus) and the rostral portion of the brainstem.

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Related Words

brain ; brainstem ; caudal ; cerebral cortex ; forebrain ; hypothalamus ; rostral ; subthalamus ; thalamus