Projections from the accessory optic system and pretectum to the dorsolateral thalamus in the pigeon (Columbia livia): a study using both anteretrograde and retrograde tracers.

@article{Wylie1998ProjectionsFT,
  title={Projections from the accessory optic system and pretectum to the dorsolateral thalamus in the pigeon (Columbia livia): a study using both anteretrograde and retrograde tracers.},
  author={Douglas R Wylie and Ruth Glover and Kerry L Lau},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={1998},
  volume={391 4},
  pages={456-69}
}
In birds, optic flow is analyzed by two retinal-recipient nuclei: the nucleus of the basal optic root (nBOR) of the accessory optic system (AOS), and the pretectal nucleus, lentiformis mesencephali (LM). Previous anatomical studies have shown that both of these nuclei have descending projections to structures involved in oculomotor, head movement, and postural control. In this report, using biotinylated dextran amine (BDA) and cholera toxin subunit B (CTB) for anterograde and retrograde… CONTINUE READING