Nucleus Isthmi Pars Parvocellularis

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The nucleus isthmi pars parvocellularis (Ipc) is a midbrain cholinergic nucleus in the Barn Owl that shares reciprocal, topographic connections with the optic tectum.

IPC. From Maczko KA, Knudsen PF, Knudsen EI. (2006)


References

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