The Optic Tectum

  title={The Optic Tectum},
  author={David P. M. Northmore},
The optic tectum forms the roof of the midbrain and is the primary visual center in fishes. The retina and input from other sensory modalities (auditory, lateral line, somatosensory, electrosensory) are mapped topographically over tectum, where the locations of objects and events in body-centered space are represented. Tectum, via its connections to premotor centers, controls eye movements, approach and avoidance movements. In teleosts especially, tectum is a highly developed neural processor… 

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