Sitting between the cerebral cortex and the brain stem is another segment of the brain, called the diencephalons, which combines the functions of the brain stem with the cerebral cortex.Areas covered by the diencephalon are the hypothalamus and the thalamus which process our sensory information such as hunger and thirst, including our sexual and emotional responses.
the posterior end of the forebrain, including the thalami and hypothalamus
Origin of diencephalonModern Latin from dia- + encephalon
The posterior part of the forebrain that connects the midbrain with the cerebral hemispheres, encloses the third ventricle, and contains the thalamus and hypothalamus. Also called betweenbrain . Also called interbrain .
Origin of diencephalondi(a)- encephalon
(plural diencephalons or diencephala)
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek διά (dia, “through”) + ἐγκέφαλος (enkephalos, “brain”).