Ep 224: Third eyes, pineal glands, and your thalamus



Third eyes, pineal glands, and your thalamus

Phil and I get back to the brain and brain bits, by talking about bits of your brain. Today is the diencephalon, with extra attention paid to your thalamus, a part of your brain that passes information around to just about every other part of your brain.

Here are a couple of articles about your pineal gland, AKA. Your third eye.

pineal gland | Definition, Location, Function, & Disorders

What our ancestors’ third eye reveals about the evolution of mammals to warm blood

Here’s a pleasantly short video about your thalamus.

2-Minute Neuroscience: The Thalamus

Here’s a popular article about how the thalamus turns out to be doing more than just passing information from one place to another.

New Role Discovered For Brain Region

Here’s a more technical article about how the thalamus turns out to do more than just pass information from one place to another.

Thalamic amplification of cortical connectivity sustains attentional control





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