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The autoradiographic tracing method has been used to analyze the distribution of ascending tectofugal pathways in the rhesus monkey. Our findings show that axons which arise from deep collicular neurons terminate within several dorsal thalamic nuclei which in turn project upon the frontal eye fields (area 8) and the inferior parietal lobule (area 7). Both(More)
Using a modification of Aghajanian and Rasmussen's techniques, we have developed an adult rat cervical spinal cord slice preparation in which motoneurons remain viable. Key factors are replacement of all sodium ions in the perfusion medium with sucrose during cutting and incubation, and gentle manipulation of the tissues to prevent root damage during(More)
Auditory-visual cross-modal innervation was examined in control (sighted, ZRDCT-N) and congenitally anophthalmic (eyeless, ZRDCT-AN) mice using electrophysiological recording and pathway tracing with carbocyanine dyes. Electrophysiological data demonstrate that the primary visual cortex of congenitally eyeless, blind, mice receives auditory stimuli.(More)
In the cat, somatosensory nuclei send substantial projections to the inferior olive, where they terminate in a somatotopic fashion. Although the organization of the cat inferior olive has been used to interpret data from other species, published data suggest this organization may not occur universally. The present study investigated whether the inferior(More)
An electrolytic lesion centered just dorsal to, and grazing the superior surface of, the rostral red nucleus (RNr) was produced stereotactically in a single chimpanzee. Perikarya of the ipsilateral RNr exhibited retrograde cell changes, demonstrating interruption of its efferent fibers. The degenerated rubro-olivary tract was followed in silver impregnated(More)