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Lateral Geniculate Nucleus of Thalamus
Nervous System

Lateral Geniculate Nucleus of Thalamus

Corpus geniculatum laterale

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The lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus is a layered nucleus of the thalamus that acts as the primary relay centre for visual information being transmitted from the eye to the brain. It is here that the optic tract fibers synapse, and are arranged into different layers that sort visual inputs and perform rudimentary visual processing before signals are sent to the visual cortex of the brain for further processing.

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Lateral Geniculate Body

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It contains the lateral geniculate body, which is a continuation of the pulvinar and which is situated at the posterior end of the thalamus.

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