18. Optic Tectum

  1. Ann B. Butler Professor1 and
  2. William Hodos Distinguished University Professor2

Published Online: 9 AUG 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471733849.ch18

Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy: Evolution and Adaptation, Second Edition

Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy: Evolution and Adaptation, Second Edition

How to Cite

Butler, A. B. and Hodos, W. (2005) Optic Tectum, in Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy: Evolution and Adaptation, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471733849.ch18

Author Information

  1. 1

    Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study and Department of Psychology, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 AUG 2005
  2. Published Print: 12 AUG 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471210054

Online ISBN: 9780471733843

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Keywords:

  • tectum;
  • optic tectum;
  • superior colliculus

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overview of Tectal Organization

  • Overview of Tectal Connections

  • The Optic Tectum in Group I Vertebrates

  • The Optic Tectum in Group II Vertebrates

  • Evolutionary Perspective