Centrifugal pathway *to* retina?

Michael Hucka hucka at engin.umich.edu
Fri Jul 16 06:53:30 EST 1993


Hi,

I've come across at least two articles mentioning the existence of
centrifugal fibers going from higher brain areas to the retina.  One article
is Peter Sterling's "Retina", ch. 6 in _The_Synaptic_Organization_of_the_Brain_,
3rd edition, ed. Gordon Shepherd, 1990.  Sterling mentions that such pathways
have been found "in certain vertebrate orders, including fish, amphibia,
reptiles, and birds."

My question is: are such pathways known to exist in primates and humans?
If so, can anyone give me some references to sources that discuss such
pathways and their functions?
--
-- Mike
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