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Some Facets of the Organization of the Principal Division of the Cat Medial Geniculate Body

  • L. M. Aitkin
  • M. B. Calford
  • C. E. Kenyon
  • W. R. Webster

Abstract

It is our purpose in this paper to review knowledge accumulated about the medial geniculate body — the auditory nucleus of the thalamus — by presenting new findings pertinent to older questions. Two major divisions of the cat medial geniculate body (MGB) have long been recognized: a region of medium-sized, closely-packed cells forming the dorsal and lateral sector of this part of the thalamus, and a medial division populated by larger, more loosely-packed neurons. These divisions are usually referred to as the principal division (Mgp) and magnocellular (Mgm) divisions, respectively (Rose and Woolsey, 1949, 1958).

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Auditory Cortex Inferior Colliculus Tree Shrew Good Frequency Medial Geniculate Body 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. M. Aitkin
    • 1
  • M. B. Calford
    • 1
  • C. E. Kenyon
    • 1
  • W. R. Webster
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Physiology and PsychologyMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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