Anatomical connections of the primate pretectal nucleus of the optic tract.

@article{Mustari1994AnatomicalCO,
  title={Anatomical connections of the primate pretectal nucleus of the optic tract.},
  author={Michael J. Mustari and Albert F. Fuchs and Chris R. S. Kaneko and Farrel R. Robinson},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={1994},
  volume={349 1},
  pages={111-28}
}
The pretectal nucleus of the optic tract (NOT) plays an essential role in optokinetic nystagmus, the reflexive movements of the eyes to motion of the entire visual scene. To determine how the NOT can influence structures that move the eyes, we injected it with lectin-conjugated horseradish peroxidase and characterized its afferent and efferent connections. The NOT sent its heaviest projection to the caudal half of the ipsilateral dorsal cap of Kooy in the inferior olive. The rostral dorsal cap… CONTINUE READING
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