Belongs to the group of limbic thalamus nuclei.
Accumulation of nerve cell bodies in the anterior part of the visual mound (thalamus). The cell mass, often referred to as the anterior/anterior thalamus nucleus and included in the limbic system, can be divided into several individual nuclei: nuclei anteriores thalami.
Parts of the nuclear complex switch the signal flow from the wart body (corpus mamillare) to the cingulate cortex (gyrus cinguli).
The core area is plugged into the Papez circuit