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how many layers does the lateral geniculate nucleus have?
what kind of fibres does each one habe?
what doe the fibres do?

Six layers -1-6
1 and 2  Magnocellular
3-6 Parvocellular
Layers 1, 4 and 6 receive input from nasal fibres from  contralateral eye
Layers 2, 3 and 5 receive input from temporal fibres from ipsilateral eye

Magno - colour blind, high contrast sensitivity, low  resolution
Parvo - colour selective, low cs, high resolution

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Author: Peebls
Main topic: Medicine
Topic: Anatomy
Published: 26.03.2010




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