Physiology – MCQ 71 – Parvocellular pathway

The parvocellular pathway from lateral geniculate nucleus to visual cortex is most sensitive for the stimulus of:
A. Color contrast
B. Luminance contrast
C. Temporal frequency
D. Saccadic eye movements

Correct answer : A. Color contrast

Parvocellular pathway – Color vision, texture, shape, fine detail
Magnocellular pathway – Detection of movement, depth, flickers

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