Talk:Superior colliculus

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superior colliculi should be merged with this one (and then introduce a redirect from the other version). I'd vote for keeping the superior colliculus, and remove superior colliculi. Note List of regions in the human brain currently refers to superior colliculi. Yogi de 12:13, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC)

This appears to have been done, as superior colliculi now redirects here. --David Iberri (talk) 06:11, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

Expansion[edit]

I'm starting on a significant expansion of this article. There's a sort of nasty presentation issue that may be worth mentioning. On one hand, the SC is a structure found in all vertebrates, but in non-mammals it is universally called the "optic tectum" instead of superior colliculus. However, the structure and function don't change all that much in spite of the change in name. I think it's important to present a unified view of structure and function. It's quite tricky to handle the name issue when doing so, but I'm going to take a shot at it, and hopefully any problems that arise will be fixable. looie496 (talk) 20:04, 7 November 2008 (UTC)


I'm interested in the paragraph about infra-red vision in the snake, but would like to see some references. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.240.229.67 (talk) 22:47, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

I've added the basic source -- there are a few other papers that touch on this, but no good review that I'm aware of. Looie496 (talk) 00:52, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Having a bit of trouble figuring out its location from the information provided, please include this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.151.83.70 (talk) 17:03, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

Labeling[edit]

Why is it not labeled in the figure!? This is frustratingly the case with so many of the anatomy articles in Wikipedia. Is there a good reason for this (copyright?) or it it something that just takes time and effort to accomplish? Savonnn (talk) 00:54, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

It's not really such a great figure to use, is it? The superior colliculi are the two humps at the top of the section -- they're not labeled simply because nobody has done it. The Gray712 image in the Additional Images section shows a label, but isn't all that nice aesthetically. Looie496 (talk) 01:03, 8 May 2011 (UTC)