Corpora quadrigemina

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Corpora Quadrigemina
Rhomboid fossa. ("Corpora quadrigemina" visible at top).
Sagittal section through right cerebellar hemisphere. The right olive has also been cut sagittally. ("Corpora quadrigemina" visible at upper right).
NeuroNames 1279
FMA 242157
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

In the brain, the corpora quadrigemina (Latin for "quadruplet bodies") are the four colliculi—two inferior, two superior—located on the tectum of the dorsal aspect of the midbrain. They are respectively named the inferior and superior colliculus.

The corpora quadrigemina are reflex centers involving vision and hearing.[1]

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  1. ^ Marieb, Elaine N. Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology. 6th ed. San Francisco: Daryl Fox, 2000. 210.