Definition of Superior colliculus

1. Noun. An essential visual center between the retina and the striate cortex.

Generic synonyms: Center, Centre, Nerve Center, Nerve Centre
Group relationships: Mesencephalon, Midbrain

Definition of Superior colliculus

1. Noun. A structure on the tectum that receives neural projections directly from the retina. ¹

2. Noun. The primary area of the brain thought to be involved in saccadic eye movements. ¹

3. Noun. The area of the brain thought to be involved in hand-eye coordination. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Superior colliculus

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1. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"Each superior brachium passes from the side of the corresponding superior colliculus upwards, forwards, and laterally between the medial geniculate body and ..."

2. The Anatomy of the Nervous System from the Standpoint of Development and by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"The majority of the afferent fibers of the superior colliculus come from the ... The superior colliculus also receives fibers from the cerebral cortex and ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The superior brachium extends lateralward from the superior colliculus, and, ... The superior colliculus (colliculus superior; superior quadrigeminal body; ..."

4. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1921)
"Each superior brachium passes from the side of the corresponding superior colliculus upwards, forwards, and laterally between the medial geniculate body and ..."

5. The Nervous System and Its Constituent Neurones: Designed for the Use of by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1899)
"The difference in significance of the superior colliculus for the optic paths in different animals has been emphasized especially by von ..."

6. The Nervous System and Its Constituent Neurones: Designed for the Use of by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1901)
"The difference in significance of the superior colliculus for the optic paths in different animals has been emphasized especially by von Gudden * and ..."

7. Morris's Human Anatomy: A Complete Systematic Treatise by English and by Henry Morris, James Playfair McMurrich (1907)
"The superior brachium proceeds from the superior colliculus, disappears between the medial geniculate body and the overlapping pulvinar of the thalamus, ..."

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