Relations between the superior colliculus and sensomotor cortex in conscious rabbits

Abstract

The tonic influence of the superior colliculus (SC) on the formation of visual evoked responses of the sensomotor cortex (SMC) was demonstrated in experiments on conscious rabbits. The influence of SC on the function of SMC was found to be realized with the involvement of tectothalamocortical (through the nucleus lateral is posterior thalami — NLPT) connections. SMC of the conscious rabbit, in turn, exerts a phasic inhibitory influence on visual function of SC. The findings are discussed in the light of involvement of tectocortical and corticotectal inter-relations in the organization of visuomotor integration, which is essential for visually controlled behavior.

DOI: 10.1007/BF01053479

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@article{Kulieva2005RelationsBT, title={Relations between the superior colliculus and sensomotor cortex in conscious rabbits}, author={F. B. Kulieva and L. {\'E}. Kul'gavin}, journal={Neurophysiology}, year={2005}, volume={24}, pages={28-33} }