The deep posterior talotibial ligament originates from the intra-articular aspect of the posterior colliculus
and inserts on the medial talus.
Extremely thin wires were inserted into an owl's inferior colliculus
to find the neurons in the brain's "space map" that correspond to a particular point in space.
Our work shows that the superior colliculus
is involved in the selection of things we will respond to, either by looking at them or by thinking about them.
There is evidence that diffuse injury disrupts neural pathways or networks that serve attention, such as the parietal lobe, thalamic structures, superior colliculus
, pulvinar, dorso-lateral frontal cortex, and anterior cingulus.
Retinal cells must map to a specific location in the rat's superior colliculus
The majority of the ascending projections from each auditory nerve cross the brainstem at the pons to innervate the contralateral midbrain at the level of the inferior colliculus
, from which projections extend to the medial geniculate nucleus of the thalamus and eventually reach the temporal cortex on the opposite side of the brain from the cochlea, providing the initial sensory encoding .
Some nerves leaving the eye do not synapse in the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) but travel on to the superior colliculus
and pretectal nuclei.
The researchers have recently discovered that activation of a primitive brain region, the deep layers of superior colliculus
(DLSC), elicits defensive behaviours such as an exaggerated startle, hypervigilance, cowering, and escape.
The nicotinic receptor is the fast ion channel-gated receptor primarily found at the neuromuscular junction, spinal cord and superior colliculus
And at the University of California at San Diego, philosopher and theoretical biologist Paul Churchland has modeled the superior colliculus
, a brain region involved in such feats as grabbing a glass of water.
He discovered that in the inferior colliculus
of the brain of the barn owl there is a map of auditory space and he identified the computational principles and the neural mechanisms that underlie the workings of the map.
The oculomotor nuclei extend most of the rostrocaudal length of the upper midbrain at the level of the superior colliculus