Superior colliculus of the tree shrew: a structural and functional subdivision into superficial and deep layers.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Superficial lesions of the superior colliculus produced deficits in form discrimination, while deeper lesions produced, in addition, an inability to track objects. These two syndromes were related to an anatomical subdivision: Superficial lesions resulted in anterograde degeneration in the visual thalamus, whereas lesions confined to the deeper layers produced degeneration in the nonvisual thalamus and in brainstem motor areas.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Casagrande, VA; Harting, JK; Hall, WC; Diamond, IT; Martin, GF

Published Date

  • August 4, 1972

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 177 / 4047

Start / End Page

  • 444 - 447

PubMed ID

  • 5043147

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.177.4047.444


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States