superior colliculus

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superior colliculus

  1. (anatomy) A structure on the tectum that receives neural projections directly from the retina. It is the primary area of the brain thought to be involved in saccadic eye movements, and is also thought to be involved in hand-eye coordination.

References[edit]

Bear et al. Neuroscience, Exploring the Brain Co. 2001, Lippincot Williams and Wilkins.