The thalamus is a critical brain region that plays a vital role in many neurological functions, including perception, attention, and motor processing. As part of the central nervous system, the thalamus acts as a relay station that receives and transmits sensory information to different parts of the brain. In terms of neurological research and therapy, the thalamus is a focal point for many studies and interventions. For example, researchers are investigating the thalamus's role in chronic pain, and treatments that target the thalamus are showing promise in reducing pain levels. The thalamus is also an important region for deep brain stimulation (DBS), which is a treatment used to alleviate the symptoms of movement disorders like Parkinson's disease. Thalamotomy, another therapy that involves the creation of small lesions in the thalamus, is also used to treat tremors, spasticity, and chronic pain. Moreover, the thalamus is increasingly identified as a potential target for treating psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety. Understanding the thalamus's role in neurological functions continues to be a key focus of research, and the advancements in this field have led to many promising treatments for neurological conditions. By exploring the thalamus's function, researchers and clinicians can develop new therapies that capitalize on the thalamus's unique properties, such as its ability to modulate pain and adjust sensory inputs. Thus, the thalamus is a crucial area of study in neurological research and a promising target for future treatments.

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Editor-in-chief: Dragan Nikolic, University of Belgrade,  School of Medicine,  dr Subotica 9,  11000 Belgrade, Serbia.
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