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The Superior Colliculus and Visual Function

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Sensory Processes

  1. Peter H. Schiller

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010311

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Schiller, P. H. 2011. The Superior Colliculus and Visual Function. Comprehensive Physiology. 457–505.

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Anatomy of Superior Colliculus
    • 1.1
      Methods
    • 1.2
      Intrinsic Organization
    • 1.3
      Inputs to Superior Colliculus
    • 1.4
      Outputs of Superior Colliculus
    • 1.5
      Summary
  • 2
    Physiology of Superior Colliculus: Electrical Recording Studies
    • 2.1
      Methods
    • 2.2
      Recordings from Paralyzed Animals
    • 2.3
      Recordings from Alert Animals
    • 2.4
      Summary
  • 3
    Physiology of Superior Colliculus: Stimulation Studies
    • 3.1
      Methods
    • 3.2
      Electrical Stimulation of Primate Superior Colliculus
    • 3.3
      Electrical Stimulation of Cat and Rodent Superior Colliculi
    • 3.4
      Summary
  • 4
    Physiological Studies of Inputs to Superior Colliculus
    • 4.1
      Methods
    • 4.2
      Retinal Input
    • 4.3
      Cortical Input
    • 4.4
      Subcortical Input
    • 4.5
      Summary
  • 5
    Physiological Studies of Outputs of Superior Colliculus
  • 6
    Behavioral Effects of Superior Colliculus Ablation
  • 7
    Developmental Studies of Superior Colliculus
    • 7.1
      Methods
    • 7.2
      Development of Mammalian Superior Colliculus
    • 7.3
      Effect of Surgical Interference on Retinotectal Pathway
    • 7.4
      Effect of Selective Rearing on Collicular Functions
    • 7.5
      Summary
  • 8
    Concluding Remarks