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The Visual Pathway

Title:The Visual Pathway: Neuroanatomy Video Lab – Brain Dissections
Author: Suzanne Stansaas, PhD, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Utah
Date: 2015
Keywords/Main Subjects: Visual pathway; Neuroanatomy;
Diagnosis: NA
Brief Description: A brief review of the anatomy of the eye and the photic stimulation of the receptors is followed by a gross exploration of the visual pathway from the optic nerve, chiasm, and tract to the thalamus stressing how the left part of the visual world reaches the right hemisphere. Visual fields are related the retinotopic organization of the visual cortex. The eye as a window to the brain and its important vascular supply is also discussed.

Diagrams from Webvision

Images of the Fundus
Kathleen B. Digre, MD, University of Utah

Flash animations of the visual pathway
Valerie Craigle, HEAL Project, Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah

Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Utah

Produced by
Derek Cowan & Suzanne Stansaas, PhD

Format: mp4
Series: Neuroanatomy Video Lab – Brain Dissections
Identifier: Moran_CORE_26596
Copyright statement: Copyright 2015, Suzanne Stansaas, PhD, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Utah. Please see terms of use page for more information.