geniculate body


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geniculate body

[jə′nik·yə·lət ‚bäd·ē]
(neuroscience)
Any of the four oval, flattened prominences on the posterior inferior aspect of the thalamus; functions as the synaptic center for fibers leading to the cerebral cortex.
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The researchers showed that dyslexic adults have a malfunction in a structure that transfers auditory information from the ear to the cortex is a major cause of the impairment: the medial geniculate body in the auditory thalamus does not process speech sounds correctly.
The researchers' next project is now to study whether current treatment programs can influence the medial geniculate body in order to make learning to read easier for everyone in the long term.
Since efavirenz crosses the BBB, it is relevant to investigate its histochemical effect on the superior colliculi and lateral geniculate body.
In the optic tract fibres from optic chiasma are rearranged to correspond with the position of lateral geniculate body.
Myelination of the anterior visual system begins centrally at the lateral geniculate body at 5th month of embryonic development and proceeds distally to chiasm by 6-7 months, the retrobulbar optic nerve by 8 months, and the lamina cribrosa at term.
9) During intrauterine development, myelination of retinal ganglion cell axons starts from the lateral geniculate body and proceeds through the optic tracts, chiasm and optic nerves.