Anterior cingulate cortex neurons project connections to the superior colliculus. The superior colliculus carries out reflexive movements. The study finds the purpose of the ACC neurons connections to the SC is to over-rider the SC when executive control is essential.
A new study challenges 75 year old dogma of mammalian vision. Researchers have shows the post rhinal cortex obtains visual data from the superior colliculus and is not dependent upon information from primary visual cortex.
Researchers have identified a novel, pain sensing network that links the subthalamic nucleus to a pain processing network in mouse models of Parkinson's disease.
Researchers report within the first weeks of life, deaf cats have reduced connections between the anterior ectosylvian sulcus and the superior colliculus. However, deaf cats have increased connections from other auditory areas to the superior colliculus.
Researchers hope their findings can help develop a better understanding why sensory integration sometimes goes awry, contributing to disorders such as autism.
Researchers discover how a bat's brain determines what's worth paying attention to.