magnocellular system

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magnocellular system

A cerebral “circuit board” that is part of the visual system, which may be active during the eye movements and required for reading words.
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The magnocellular pathway is one of the three pathways that go to the brain.
In recent years, dysfunctions in the magnocellular pathway have been investigated in schizophrenia.
The finding that impairment in magnocellular pathway is evident in depressive episode of bipolar disorder but not in unipolar depression may shed light on differences in pathogenesis of these disorders.
Considering the magnocellular pathway develops in the early gestational period, major depression may be caused by anomalies in later periods and psychosocial factors may have a critical role in depression.
Longitudinal studies with larger patient groups are required to investigate the changes in the magnocellular pathway in mental disorders.
Our research findings apropos the patients with anisometropia chime in with the results of the previous investigations conducted via electrophysiology techniques and positron emission tomography insofar as they indicated apparent damage to the parvocellular and magnocellular pathways.
Evaluation of the functions of the parvocellular and magnocellular pathways in strabismic amblyopia.