geniculate body

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Related to Geniculate nucleus: geniculate ganglion, Medial geniculate nucleus
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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 major challenge for deciphering the visual code is mapping the connections between each rgc and its target neurons, Such as in the lateral geniculate nucleus (lgn) and, Via the lgn, The visual cortex.
Sur and others showed that deafferentation of the medial geniculate nucleus (MGN) in newborn ferrets leads to ingrowth of retinal fibers to form novel retino-MGN projections and subsequently leading to induction of visual orientation in the auditory cortex.
Optic radiation: Optic radiation or geniculo calcarine pathway arises in the lateral geniculate nucleus and is the relay station of fibres carrying visual impulses to the occipital lobe.
2 Changes in the structure of the visual cortex and lateral geniculate nucleus have traditionally been used to explain the pathogenesis of amblyopia.
These researchers found that the neurons of the magnocellular layers of the lateral geniculate nucleus (the entity in the thalamus that processes visual transients) are, on average, 27% smaller in dyslexic brains.