Lateral geniculate body – Anatomy MCQ

Which of the following is true regarding the lateral geniculate body?
A. It is connected to the inferior colliculus.
B. Layers 1, 4 and 6 receive the contralateral optic fibers.
C. It is situated posterolateral to the medial geniculate body.
D. It is overlapped by the lateral part of the temporal lobe.

Correct answer: B. Layers 1, 4 and 6 receive the contralateral optic fibers.

Brain stem - posterolateral viewBrain stem – posterolateral view. Lateral geniculate body seen near the top.

  • Lateral geniculate body is connected to the superior colliculus.
  • It is situated anterolateral to the medial geniculate body.
  • It is overlapped by the medial part of the temporal lobe.

Ref: Human Anatomy, B. D. Chaurasia, 4th ed, Vol 3, page 355.

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