superior colliculus

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Noun1.superior colliculus - an essential visual center between the retina and the striate cortex
nerve center, nerve centre, center, centre - a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"
mesencephalon, midbrain - the middle portion of the brain
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Multisensory Versus Unisensory Integration: Contrasting Modes in the Superior Colliculus.
To our knowledge, the oculomotor nuclear is situated at the superior colliculus level of the midbrain, which is composed of two parts: the main motor nucleus and the accessory parasympathetic nucleus.
Consequently it is more prone to modulatory influences of suprasegmental structures, like specifically the superior colliculus, raphe nucleus, and basal ganglia (7,8).
This project will measure the activity of populations of nerve cells in the two major target nuclei in the brain - the lateral geniculate nucleus, and the superior colliculus - of mice.
Ziad Hafed of the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN) at the University of TE-bingen investigated non-human primates, ascertaining that different parts of the visual field are represented asymmetrically in the superior colliculus, a brain structure central to visual perception and behavior.
The first neuron connects the retina with the pre-tectal nucleus at the level of the superior colliculus in the mid-brain.
The exact pathogenesis of the superior colliculus hypointensity is not known.
The researchers used genetically modified mice with abnormal connections in an area of the brain called the superior colliculus (SC), which is involved in motion detection.
The superior colliculus and lateral geniculate body constitutes the intracranial visual relay centers.
Differential activations to fearful versus neutral faces were observed not only in the amygdala, but also in the pulvinar and in the superior colliculus.
Assessment of Brightness and Color Differences by Neurons in the Superior Colliculus of the Rabbit.
When it was injected into the superior colliculus, a visual center, it moved to the rats' eyes.

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