optic radiation
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The term optic radiation refers to a broad vertically oriented fiber pathway that passes from the lateral geniculate nucleus, through the retrolenticular part of the internal capsule and posterior limb of the internal capsule to the primary visual cortex: area 17 of Brodmann (human) and monkey area 17 of Brodmann (guenon) ( Carpenter-1983 ). It is a continuous structure, but two parts are distinguished: a more dorsal superior optic radiation and a more ventral inferior optic radiation ( Crosby-1962 ).

Also known as: geniculocalcarine tract, geniculostriate pathway, optic radiations, visual radiation, visual radiations


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