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EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT & STEM CELL COMPENDIUM
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Thalamus


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The thalamus is a midline symmetrical structure within the brain, located at the base of the cerebral hemispheres, between the third ventricles.  It is a small ovoid mass, about 3cm long. It is responsible for the initial processing of all sensory information, aside from olfaction. 


In mouse, starts to develop at TS 20.

Thalamus
Multiple Ancestors Single Ancestor No Descendants Develops from Part of Parent