Table 2.

Comparison of classifications of human motor-related thalamic nuclei of this study and that of Hassler (1959)

Subcortical afferent sourcesNuclear subdivisions of this studyCorresponding nuclear subdivisions of Hassler
Substantia nigra pars and parts of Lpo and Doi
Medial globus pallidusVApVoa, marginally Vop, parts of Lpo, Doi, Zo, Doe, and Voi
Deep cerebellar nucleiVL (VLd and VLv)Vim, bulk of Vop, and parts of Voi, Vom, Dim, Doi, Zim, Zo, and Zc