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lat·er·al ge·nic·u·late bod·y

the lateral one of a pair of small oval masses related to visual function that protrude slightly from the posteroinferior aspect of the thalamus; commonly considered as part of the metathalamus.

lat·er·al ge·nic·u·late bod·y

(lat'ĕr-ăl jĕ-nik'yū-lăt bod'ē)
The more lateral of a pair of small oval masses that protrude slightly from the posteroinferior aspects of the thalamus; its main (dorsal) subdivision 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.
Synonym(s): corpus geniculatum laterale [TA] .

me·di·al ge·nic·u·late bod·y

(mē'dē-ăl jě-nik'yū-lāt bod'ē)
The medial one of a pair of prominent cell groups in the posteroinferior parts of the thalamus; it functions as the last of a series of processing stations along the auditory conduction pathway to the cerebral cortex, receiving the brachium of the inferior colliculus and giving rise to the auditory radiation to the auditory cortex in the superior temporal gyrus.

geniculate body

One of the four small oval prominences on the base of the brain lying in relation to the optic pathways and the THALAMUS. The lateral geniculate bodies contain important links (synapses) in the route of visual information from the eyes to the visual cortex at the back of the brain.

geniculate

bent, like a knee.

geniculate body
see geniculate body (lateral).
geniculate ganglion
see geniculate ganglion.
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2005), but in contrast to mammals, the major sensory relay nuclei, including nuclei rotundus and ovoidalis and the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus, are only very sparsely populated with GABAergic neurons (Mpodozis et al.
Similar to studies on the visual system, physiological studies have demonstrated that the left thalamic medial geniculate nucleus of dyslexics includes more small and fewer large neurons compared to unimpaired readers (Galaburda, Menard, & Rosen, 1994).
1984~: 'Chromatic Mechanisms in Lateral Geniculate Nucleus of Macaque', Journal of Physiology, 357, pp.
Here, I propose to investigate the functions of neurons in layer-6 of primary visual cortex (V1) and their influence on connected neurons, i) in the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) of thalamus, and ii) to more superficially located V1 cells, during visual perception in non-human primates (NHP).
We will validate the capability of our 3x3D system by simultaneously performing retinal, lateral geniculate nucleus, and cortical 3D imaging and photo stimulation.