Fibrous nuclei, upper/dorsal group.

Nuclei dorsales thalami.

Thalamus nuclei, upper/dorsal, Thalamus nuclei, outer, Thalamus nuclei, lateral, Nuclei laterales thalami,

The upper/dorsal group of thalamus nuclei, located "on top", dorsally of, the lower/ventral thalamus nuclearcomplex, consists of nucl. lateralis dorsalis, nucl. lateralis posterior and pulvinar.

Common to the core group are:
a/ limited subcortical connections
b/ extensive return connections with the PTO area of the cerebral cortex.
c/ to be switching sites that allow different areas of the cortex to interact with each other.