Projections to the visual cortex in the golden hamster

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-204
Journal / PublicationJournal of Comparative Neurology
Volume183
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1979
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Retrograde transport of horseradish peroxidase (HRP) was used to determine the origins of afferent connexions to the visual cortex (areas 17, 18a and 18b) in the hamster. The distribution of neurons projecting to the visual cortex from other cortical areas, from the thalamus and from the brainstem was studied using a computer technique for three‐dimensional reconstruction. There is a topographically organized projection from the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus to area 17, but probably to no other of the areas studied. The lateral posterior nucleus of the thalamus (LP) projects to area 18a and weakly to area 17. The lateral nucleus (L) projects to area 18b and also, probably, weakly to area 17. The cortical projections from LP and L are also organized topographically but relatively grossly compared with the geniculo‐cortical pathway. There are reciprocal association projections between area 17 and areas 18a and 18b. Area 18a projects weakly to 18b. The main commissural connexions of the posterior neocortex are between the area 17/18a boundary zones in the two hemispheres, with little between the bodies of area 17. Labelled neurons were found bilaterally in the locus coeruleus, more ipsilaterally than contralaterally, after multiple injections into the visual cortex: single, small injections sometimes resulted in the labelling of a single cell body in the locus coeruleus. Copyright © 1979 The Wistar Institute Press

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Projections to the visual cortex in the golden hamster. / Dürsteler, M. R.; Blakemore, Colin; Garey, L. J.
In: Journal of Comparative Neurology, Vol. 183, No. 1, 01.01.1979, p. 185-204.

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