BrainRegionLRC MM PT NOT

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Nucleus of Optic Tract

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

  • Top-down path to region: Midbrain Mesencephalon -> Reflexes Nuclei of Midbrain Mesencephalon (MM.REF) -> Visual Reflexes Nuclei of Midbrain Mesencephalon (MM.REF.VIS) -> Pretectum (MM.PT) -> Nucleus of Optic Tract (LRC.MM.PT.NOT) (see Mind Maps)
  • Type: nucleus
  • Brain area: Lower Brain - Motor Reflex Area
  • Role: processor.automatic
  • Function: Encode retinal error information during smooth pursuit eye movements
  • Notes to function: Guide motor learning during horizontal SP; ipsilateral horizontal ocular pursuit




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Inbound Region Connections:

Source Area Source Region Source Name Type Reference
LAC LAC.FD.HT.SCN Suprachiasmatic Nucleus excitatory-glu (unknown reference)
LPC LPC.FD.RT Retinal Nucleus excitatory-glu Targets of retina neurons (Retina -> Pretectum, abstract)
LRC LRC.HL.NPH Prepositus Nucleus excitatory-glu (unknown reference)
NSA NSA.FD.LGN Lateral Geniculate Nucleus excitatory-glu (unknown reference)

Outbound Region Connections:

Target Area Target Region Target Name Type Reference
LRC LRC.MM.SC.SUP Superficial Superior Colliculus excitatory-glu (unknown reference)

Thirdparty Circuits


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