Cat visual corticopontine cells project to the superior colliculus

James Baker*, Alan Gibson, George Mower, Farrel Robinson, Mitchell Glickstein

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Antidromic stimulation was used to study corticopontine visual axons and their tectal collaterals in cats. Sixty-seven cortical cells were activated antidromically by electrical stimulation of the rostral pontine visual area, 38 in area 18, and 29 in lateral suprasylvian cortex. Two thirds of these corticopontine cells (46 cells) could also be antidromically activated by stimulation of the superior colliculus, demonstrating that they gave rise to a tectal collateral.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-232
Number of pages6
JournalBrain research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 18 1983


  • antidromic stimulation
  • area 18
  • axon collaterals
  • bifurcation
  • lateral suprasylvian
  • pontine visual area
  • superior colliculus
  • visual cortex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology


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