optic tract

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Noun1.optic tract - the cranial nerve that serves the retinaoptic tract - the cranial nerve that serves the retina
visual system - the sensory system for vision
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
betweenbrain, diencephalon, interbrain, thalmencephalon - the posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon
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Objective: "The present project aims at casting light on the neural and cognitive reorganization of visual function following unilateral lesion at various levels of the central visual system such as optic tract, optic radiation, primary visual cortex, extrastriate visual areas.
Mealy said: the retrobulbar, canalicular, and prechiasmal segments; the chiasm; and the optic tract extending into the brain.
Ocular and ocular-plus congenital blindness can be distinguished based on the cause of blindness located either before the optic tract (ocular blindness) or within the optic tract and further in the brain tissue (ocular-plus blindness).