nuclei of the thalamus that does not receive direct input from the ascending sensory systems. These nuclei connect widely to other thalamic nuclei and send axons to the brain area known as the association cortex.

ASSOCIATION NUCLEI: "An association nuclei helps to connect association areas in the brain with the thalamus."
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