dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus


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dorsal lateral geniculate nu·cle·us

[TA]
main division of the lateral geniculate body; consists of two magnocellular layers [TA] (strata magnocellularia [TA]) and four parvocellular layers [TA] (strata parvocellularia [TA]) and serves as a processing station in the major pathway from the retina to the cerebral cortex, receiving fibers from the optic tract and giving rise to the geniculocalcarine radiation to the visual cortex in the occipital lobe.
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Only in turtles (Ulinski, 1986) have reciprocal projections from the visual pallium to the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus been found, and such projections have not been described in other sensory systems.

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