Towards building a more complex view of the lateral geniculate nucleus: Recent advances in understanding its role

@article{Ghodrati2017TowardsBA,
  title={Towards building a more complex view of the lateral geniculate nucleus: Recent advances in understanding its role},
  author={Masoud Ghodrati and Seyed-Mahdi Khaligh-Razavi and Sidney R. Lehky},
  journal={Progress in Neurobiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={156},
  pages={214-255}
}
The lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) has often been treated in the past as a linear filter that adds little to retinal processing of visual inputs. Here we review anatomical, neurophysiological, brain imaging, and modeling studies that have in recent years built up a much more complex view of LGN. These include effects related to nonlinear dendritic processing, cortical feedback, synchrony and oscillations across LGN populations, as well as involvement of LGN in higher level cognitive… CONTINUE READING