lateral geniculate

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Noun1.lateral geniculate - a neural structure that serves as a processing station on the way from the retina to the occipital lobe of the cerebral cortex
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
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Specifically, they have found evidence of processing in the human lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN), a small node in the thalamus in the middle of the brain that relays nerve impulses from the retina to the primary visual cortex.
In achiasmatic syndrome, nasal retinal fibers fail to decussate adequately at the chiasm, projecting instead ipsilaterally towards the lateral geniculate nuclei together with temporal retinal fibers (8).
Researchers found that the birth of mouse pups leads to a drop in serotonin levels in the newborn's brain, triggering the formation of neural circuits in the barrel cortex and in the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN), a brain region that processes visual information.

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