BrainRegionFEC FT SNR VL

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Substantia Nigra Pars Reticulata Ventrolateral

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This page covers biological details of component Substantia Nigra Pars Reticulata Ventrolateral. Region is part of aHuman target integrated biological model.

  • Top-down path to region: Forebrain Telencephalon -> Basal Ganglia (FEC.FT.BG) -> Substantia Nigra (FEC.FT.SN) -> Substantia Nigra Pars Reticulata (FEC.FT.SNR) -> Substantia Nigra Pars Reticulata Ventrolateral (FEC.FT.SNR.VL) (see Mind Maps)
  • Type: nucleus
  • Quality: L0
  • Brain area: Forebrain - Execution Control Area (FEC)
  • Area circuit: Oculomotor and Auditory/Association Loop (FECOM)
  • Role: basal.ganglia.nigrareticulata
  • Function: Oculomotor loop




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Inbound Region Connections:

Source Area Source Region Source Name Type Role Reference
FEC FEC.FD.STN.ICD Subthalamic Nucleus Internal Caudal excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)
FEC.FT.CN.BD Caudate Nucleus Body inhibitory-gaba uncertain Saccades and smooth movements (CN -> SN, abstract)

Outbound Region Connections:

Target Area Target Region Target Name Type Role Reference
LRC LRC.MM.SC.INT Intermediate Superior Colliculus inhibitory-gaba uncertain Saccadic Vision (BG -> SCi, abstract)

Thirdparty Circuits


BG=Basal Ganglia,FEC.FT.BG
CN=Caudate Nucleus,FEC.FT.CN (see Basal Ganglia)
CR=Cerebellum,LLC.HT.CR (see Cerebellar Complex)
FrontalCortex=Anterior Lobe,NC.LOBE.ANT
GPe=Globus Pallidus External,FEC.FT.GPE (see Basal Ganglia)
LGN=Lateral Geniculate Nucleus,NSA.FD.LGN
LIP=Lateral Intraparietal Sulcus,NPE.NC.IPS.LIP
RF=Pontine Reticular Formation,HT.RF
Retina=Retinal Nucleus,LPC.FD.RT
SCi=Superior Colliculus,MM.SC (see Reflexes Nuclei of Midbrain Mesencephalon)
SCs=Superior Colliculus,MM.SC (see Reflexes Nuclei of Midbrain Mesencephalon)
SNpr=Substantia Nigra Pars Reticulata Dorsolateral,FEC.FT.SNR.DL
STN=Subthalamic Nucleus,FEC.FD.STN (see Subthalamus Area)
VisualCortex=Occipital Lobe,NC.LOBE.OCC