by Craig Canby, PhD

The diencephalon is the caudal aspect of the prosencephalon (forebrain) that occupies the central region of the brain. It consists of the epithalamus, thalamus, subthalamus, metathalamus, and hypothalamus. The diencephalon is a vital structure. It functions as a processing center that relays sensory information and regulates autonomic control. It also has many other functions owing to its multitude of pathways relaying information to both the structures within the diencephalon and between other parts of the body or brain, including the basal ganglia, limbic system, and visual and auditory cortices.

Course Details

  • Videos 5
  • Duration 0:24 h
  • Quiz questions 16
  • Concept Pages 2


Your Educators of course Diencephalon

 Craig Canby, PhD

Craig Canby, PhD

Dr. Craig Canby is a Professor of Anatomy and the Associate Dean for Academic Curriculum and Medical Programs at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University, Iowa, USA.
He obtained his PhD in Anatomy at the University of Iowa.
For his achievements in teaching and research, he received various awards such as the DPT Class of 2008 Teaching Excellence Award and the prestigious Hancher-Finkbine Medallion.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Canby teaches courses on Anatomy.

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By Dianna A. on 27. March 2021 for Diencephalon

I really appreciate it, perfectly simple and interesting way of explanation

By Ashley C. on 04. March 2021 for Hypothalamus: Components and Functions

I really understood everything like if it was a brief summary of terms

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By João Vitor S. on 20. October 2018 for Diencephalon

The lecturer is mostly reading the slides. The qbank could also be implemented with explanations about the alternatives.

es excelenete!
By Paola M. on 25. April 2018 for Hypothalamus: Components and Functions

Es un excelente profesor ya que es muy específico en la antomía, me gusta el sentido en el que va mencionando cada parte del organo y la función que cumple asi como sus patología so anomalias en cuestiones anormales