Parallel Pathways Connecting the Primate Superior Colliculus with the Posterior Vermis

An Experimental Study Using Autoradiographic and Horseradish Peroxidase Tracing Methods
  • Joseph T. Weber
  • John K. Harting
Part of the Advances in Primatology book series (AIPR)


Since the initial report of Snider and Stowell (1944), many studies have shown that an extensive region of the posterior vermis of the cerebellum is responsive to photic stimulation (see Fadiga and Pupilli, 1964 and Armstrong, 1974, for reviews). While the pathways over which visual information reaches the posterior vermis are not well established, recent studies in our laboratory have focused upon the connections between the superior colliculus, a target of the retina in all mammals, and the inferior olivary complex, the primary source of climbing fiber input to the cerebellum (Szetágothai and Rajkovits, 1959).


Superior Colliculus Squirrel Monkey Mossy Fiber Inferior Olive Posterior Vermis 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph T. Weber
    • 1
  • John K. Harting
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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