One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Either of two protuberances on the inferior surface of the thalamus that relay auditory and visual impulses respectively to the cerebral cortex.
- ‘The ventrally placed notch in the lateral geniculate body is readily seen, with optic tract fibers terminating on both sides of this deep ventral groove.’
- ‘At the rear end of the thalamus are the smaller medial and lateral geniculate nuclei, relaying auditory and visual pathways, respectively, to the auditory and visual areas of the cortex.’
- ‘Neurons from the lateral geniculate nucleus then send axons to the visual cortex.’
- ‘The ventral notch in the lateral geniculate body was filled with optic tract fibers and these have been removed to show the nucleus.’
- ‘On the right side of the illustration, medial and lateral geniculate bodies - which together constitute the metathalamus - can be recognized.’
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