geniculate body

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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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The major visual pathway relays signals from the retina to the primary visual cortex (striate cortex/V1; situated in the occipital lobe) via the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) in the thalamus.
The optic nerve passing optic canal ran from the eyeball to the optic chiasm; the optic tract ran from the optic chiasm to the lateral geniculate nucleus; the optic radiation ran from the lateral geniculate nucleus to the calcarine sulcus (Fig.
In fact, in mammals, visual stimulations evoke synchronous neuronal activities in retina, lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) of the thalamus, and visual cortex (VC), at a time scale of tens of milliseconds [1-8].
Several morphological and functional changes have been observed in the lateral geniculate nucleus and visual cortex in subjects with various types of amblyopia [1-3].
Cellular changes in the lateral geniculate nucleus of infant monkeys after suture of eyelids.
Secondly, the optic nerve transfers the information to the retinal lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) for decoding.
Internal structures were visualized and matched to corresponding locations in the rat brain atlas, which enabled the identification of the external capsule, optic tract, internal capsule, hippocampus, and lateral geniculate nucleus. The authors concluded that OCT renders clear tissue classification among different tissue types, favoring the placement of deep-brain electrodes.