geniculate body


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Related to geniculate body: cerebral peduncle, internal capsule
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Noun1.geniculate body - one of four small oval masses that protrude slightly from the underside of the thalamus and function as synaptic centers on the way to the cerebral cortex
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
corpus geniculatum laterale, lateral geniculate, lateral geniculate body - a neural structure that serves as a processing station on the way from the retina to the occipital lobe of the cerebral cortex
corpus geniculatum mediale, medial geniculate, medial geniculate body - a neural structure that serves as the last of a series of processing centers along the auditory pathway from the cochlea to the temporal lobe of the cerebral cortex
thalamus - large egg-shaped structures of grey matter that form the dorsal subdivision of the diencephalon
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A research carried out by Begona Diaz and her colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, has discovered an important neural mechanism underlying dyslexia and shown that many difficulties associated with dyslexia can potentially be traced back to a malfunction of the medial geniculate body in the thalamus.
The scientists have discovered an important neural mechanism underlying dyslexia and shown that many difficulties associated with dyslexia can potentially be traced back to a malfunction of the medial geniculate body in the thalamus.
Posterior involvement of the optic tracts and radiation and lateral geniculate body is less commonly seen.