GENICULATE NUCLEUS By N., Sam M.S. - 4 Cluster of nerve cell bodies that are on the thalamus. There are 2 pairs, lateral and medial, one on each lobe. They relay visual and auditory impulses to the cerebral cortex. GENICULATE NUCLEUS: "The geniculate nucleus is on the surface of the thalamus." Related Psychology Terms CEREBRAL CORTEX HEARING SPECIFIC ENERGIES NEURON (Nerve Cell) EMOTION (Theories) THALAMUS MEDIAL GENICULATE NUCLEUS RETICULAR FORMATION (Reticular Activating System, RAS) AUDITORY PATHWAYS CEREBELLUM Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GENICULATE NUCLEUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/geniculate-nucleus/ (accessed July 2, 2022).