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A large aggregate of small densely packed nerve cells arranged in folded laminae shaped like a purse with the opening (hilum) directed medially. It corresponds in position to the oliva, projects to all parts of the contralateral half of the cerebellar cortex by way of the olivocerebellar tract, and is the only source of cerebellar climbing fibres. Its afferent connections include fibres from the spinal cord, the dentate nucleus and motor cortex, but its major input appears to be the central tegmental tract originating from multiple nuclei at midbrain levels.
CSTAR 00:22, 5 Mar 2005 (UTC)
not just medulla
This article says: "are a pair of prominent oval structures in the medulla oblongata". But afterswards it states that the superior olive is a part of the pons (and not medulla). A mistake? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 14:13, 5 February 2007 (UTC).
What do the olivary nuclei actually do? 188.8.131.52 05:41, 16 September 2007 (UTC)
The graphics, and notations, many taken from Greys Anatomy, while forming a good basis for what was, no longer give a state of the art representation of the brain. This is not a complaint, Greys work has been and will forever be a fine addition to the body of knowledge, but this is the age of computers, We should be able to insert ourselves (Immersive virtual reality) at the size of an atom, and literally wander around the brain asking questions, and learn interactions, both in the brain and the body. This is a most important task, the very basis of what a human is.
I can see how useful wikipedias hyperlinked topics are, but the brain does not have the same filing system. The brains subtle relationships, conscious thoughts, abstract reasoning, and connection's to the automatic systems which control the physical and emotional status, while referenced, do not have the learning impact a didactic multimedia walk would have.