The pretectal region of the cat: a structural and topographical study with stereotaxic coordinates.


Using Nissl and myelin staining methods, the structure of the pretectal region has been analyzed in the cat. From this study and a review of the literature, three groups of cell populations have been identified, each made up of several parts or nuclei: 1) Nuclei of the posterior commissure, including dorsal, lateral, and ventral divisions; 2) A dorsolateral… (More)