Learning Objectives

  • Identify the anatomy of the optic chiasm and how that affects the lateralization of vision in the brain.
  • Diagram the anatomy of the lateral geniculate nucleus and the superior colliculus, and describe their roles in visual processing.
  • Explain the nature of the retinotopic organization of V1 and the organization of V2.
  • Compare the difference between the dorsal pathway and the ventral pathway.
  • Interpret the concepts of blindsight and conjugate gaze palsy.