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Superior Vestibular Nucleus

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This page covers biological details of component Superior Vestibular Nucleus. Region is part of aHuman target integrated biological model.

  • Top-down path to region: Hindbrain Metencephalon -> Vestibular Nuclei (LPC.HT.VBN) -> Superior Vestibular Nucleus (LPC.HT.SVBN) (see Mind Maps)
  • Type: nucleus
  • Brain area: Lower Brain - Peripheral Control Area
  • Role: sensory.nucleus
  • Function: conscious perception of movement and gravity
  • Notes to function: to oculomotor, trochlear, abducens, accessory oculomotor; to VPI




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Inbound Region Connections:

Source Area Source Region Source Name Type Reference
LPC LPC.PN.SG.CVB Vestibular Ganglion - Semicircular Canal Neurons excitatory-glu Cerebellum functional divisions (VBG -> VB, abstract)
LRC LRC.HT.CR.FN Cerebellar Flocconodular Lobe inhibitory-gaba (unknown reference)

Outbound Region Connections:

Target Area Target Region Target Name Type Reference
LPC LPC.MM.OCN Oculomotor Nucleus excitatory-glu (unknown reference)
LPC.MM.TRH Trochlear Nucleus excitatory-glu (unknown reference)
NSA NSA.FD.TH.SG Suprageniculate Nucleus of Thalamus excitatory-glu (unknown reference)

Thirdparty Circuits


Bechterew=Pontine Reticulotegmental Nucleus,LLC.HT.PRF.RTMG
CR=Cerebellum,LLC.HT.CR (see Cerebellar Complex)
LGB=Lateral Geniculate Nucleus,NSA.FD.LGN
PPRF=Paramedian Pontine Reticular Formation,HT.PRF.PPRF (see Pontine Reticular Formation)
PrimaryVisual=Primary Visual Cortex,NSA.NC.OCC.V1
RIP=Raphe Interpositus Nucleus,LRC.MM.RP.RIP
SC=Superior Colliculus,MM.SC (see Reflexes Nuclei of Midbrain Mesencephalon)
Striatum=Striatum,FEC.FT.ST (see Basal Ganglia)
Vestibular=Superior Vestibular Nucleus,LPC.HT.SVBN
VisualAssociation=Caudal Precuneus,NPE.NC.SPL.PG