The primate pulvinar nuclei: vision and action

@article{Grieve2000ThePP,
  title={The primate pulvinar nuclei: vision and action},
  author={Kenneth L. Grieve and Carlos Acu{\~n}a and Javier Cudeiro},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={23},
  pages={35-39}
}
The pulvinar nuclei of the thalamus are proportionately larger in higher mammals, particularly in primates, and account for a quarter of the total mass. Traditionally, these nuclei have been divided into oral (somatosensory), superior and inferior (both visual) and medial (visual, multi-sensory) divisions. With reciprocal connections to vast areas of cerebral cortex, and input from the colliculus and retina, they occupy an analogous position in the extra-striate visual system to the lateral… CONTINUE READING
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