Central Projections of the Retina and Vision

  • H. O. Schwassmann
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Vision is a dominant sense in most teleost fish, as is indicated by the presence of large eyes with a well developed retina and by the size of the dorsal mid-brain which is very large relative to the forebrain and the cerebellum. The majority of optic nerve fibres terminates in the mid-brain roof, the optic tectum. Additional minor projections have been demonstrated by silver impregnation techniques. In Eugerres plumrieri these are the lateral geniculate nucleus, the cortical nucleus, the pretectal area, and the optic nucleus in the hypothalamus (Vanegas and Ebbesson, 1973).


Visual Field Optic Nerve Retinal Ganglion Cell Central Projection Optic Tectum 
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  • H. O. Schwassmann
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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