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Some Principles of Organization in the Dorsal Lateral Geniculate Nucleus

Kaas, J. H. and Guillery, R. W. and Allman, J. M. (1972) Some Principles of Organization in the Dorsal Lateral Geniculate Nucleus. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 6 (1-6). pp. 253-299. ISSN 0006-8977.

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A comparative survey shows that lamination is a basic feature of the mammalian dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus. Relay laminae receive input from the retina, project to the cerebral cortex and represent a complete hemiretina. They are distinguished from incomplete layers or leaflets and from groups of cells for which retinal connections or cortical projections are in question. The separate representations of the visual field in the relay laminae are precisely aligned so that each point in the visual field corresponds to a line passing from margin to margin through the nucleus and at right angles to the layers. Geniculate landmarks that provide clues regarding the organization of the layers are considered, and several experimental methods by which the laminar pattern can be displayed are evaluated.

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Additional Information:© 1972 S. Karger AG, Basel. This work was supported by grants 2 P01 HD 03352, 5 P01 NS 06225, 5 T01 NS 05326, and 5 R01 NS 06662 from the USPHS.
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NIH2 P01 HD 03352
NIH5 P01 NS 06225
NIH Predoctoral Fellowship5 T01 NS 05326
NIH5 R01 NS 06662
Subject Keywords:Lateral geniculate nucleus; Retinotopic organization; Vision
Issue or Number:1-6
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Deposited By: George Porter
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