A projection from the parabigeminal nucleus to the pulvinar nucleus in Galago.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A projection from the parabigeminal nucleus (Pbg) to the striate-recipient zone of the pulvinar nucleus in the prosimian Galago was identified by anterograde and retrograde transport methods. In addition to the pulvinar nucleus, Pbg projections were found to terminate in layers 4 and 5 of the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus and the central lateral nucleus. All three of these structures project to the superficial layers of the striate cortex. Similarities between the Pbg in mammals and the nucleus isthmi in nonmammals in connections and neurochemistry reinforce the idea that these two nuclei are homologous.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Diamond, IT; Fitzpatrick, D; Conley, M

Published Date

  • February 15, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 316 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 375 - 382

PubMed ID

  • 1374436

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9967

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cne.903160308


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States