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Superior Colliculus

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

The superior colliculus is one of a pair of rounded elevations that form most of the optic lobe. Available information indicates that the optic tectum is a center for the integration of sight, hearing and other environmental stimuli so that appropriate reactive movements of the head, eyes, and body can be made.

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