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Researchers at University of Erlangen Report New Data on Occipital Lobe

February 14, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Fresh data on Central Nervous System are presented in a new report. According to news originating from Erlangen, Germany , by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "In the literature, different graphic illustrations are available, which depict different parts of the visual pathway in relation to visual field sectors, to retinal sectors, the layers of the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN), or sections of the primary visual cortex (V1). However, a complete overview is missing, which may be useful for a more precise differentiation of predominantly ophthalmological from intracerebral diseases." Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Erlangen , "It may also be of interest to investigate additional intracerebral reasons that are involved in impaired vision of largely unknown pathophysiology. This work combines the scientific knowledge of partial graphics in one detailed illustration that allows exact follow-up of the neuronal connections from individual visual field sectors to the V1 areas. A selective search for peer-reviewed graphics of the visual pathway was performed in PubMed and Google Pictures. Sixteen different visual field sectors and their 16 corresponding retinal sectors were set in relation to 64 LGN sections and 20 areas of V1. Segmented cross-sectional areas of the optic nerve supplemented the graphical representation of the fiber orientation in relation to the visual field." According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The detailed illustration of the visual field projection along the visual pathway structures may facilitate a more precise calculation of correlations between morphological and functional measurements of ophthalmological and neuroradiological examinations." For more information on this research see: Detailed illustration of the visual field representation along the visual pathway to the primary visual cortex: a graphical summary. Ophthalmic Research , 2014;51(1):37-41. (Karger - ; Ophthalmic Research - ) The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from S. Warntges, Dept. of Ophthalmology , University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany (see also Central Nervous System ). Keywords for this news article include: Europe , Germany , Erlangen, Cerebrum, Telencephalon, Visual Cortex, Occipital Lobe, Prosencephalon, Central Nervous System. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2014, NewsRx LLC

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