Phylogenetic Aspects of the Sensory Neurons of the Wall of the Diencephalon

  • I. Vigh-Teichmann
  • B. Vigh
  • P. Rohlich
  • R. Olsson


Physiological investigations suggest the presence of light receptors, thermoreceptors, as well as sodium and glucose receptors in the wall of the diencephalon (22). Morphological data likewise indicate the occurrence of sensory cells in the hypothalamus (12); for instance, the so-called liquor-contacting neurons (13, 14, 19) and the coronet cells of the vascular sac of fishes (16). The photoreceptor cells of the retina and the similarly built pinealocytes develop from the diencephalon as well.


Outer Segment Photoreceptor Cell Pineal Organ Preoptic Nucleus Frontal Organ 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Vigh-Teichmann
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. Vigh
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. Rohlich
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Olsson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Second Department of AnatomyMedical UniversityBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Zoological Institute of the UniversityStockholmSweden

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