Corpora quadrigemina

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Brain: Corpora quadrigemina
Rhomboid fossa. ("Corpora quadrigemina" visible at top.)
Sagittal section through right cerebellar hemisphere. The right olive has also been cut sagitally. ("Corpora quadrigemina" visible at upper right.)
Gray's subject #188 805
NeuroNames ancil-324
MeSH Corpora+Quadrigemina

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

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.