Brachium of superior colliculus

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Brain: Brachium of superior colliculus
Human brainstem-thalamus posterior view description.JPG
1. Taenia choroidea (and lateral: Lamina affixa, Stria terminalis)
2. Thalamus, Pulvinar thalami
3. Third ventricle
4. Stalk of pineal gland
5. Habenula
6. Stria medullaris
7. Superior colliculus
8. Brachium of superior colliculus
9. Inferior colliculus
10. Brachium of inferior colliculus
11. Medial geniculate nucleus
12. Sulcus medianus
13. Superior cerebellar peduncles
14. Inferior cerebellar peduncle
15. Middle cerebellar peduncles
16. Tuberculum anterius thalami
17. Obex, Area postrema
Latin brachium colliculi superioris
Gray's subject #188 805
Dorlands/Elsevier b_20/12195004

The brachium of superior colliculus (or superior brachium') extends lateralward from the superior colliculus, and, passing between the pulvinar and medial geniculate body, is partly continued into an eminence called the lateral geniculate body, and partly into the optic tract.

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