GENICULATE NUCLEUS By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 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 MEDIAL GENICULATE NUCLEUS VISUAL CORTEX THALAMUS RETICULAR FORMATION STRIATE CORTEX VENTROPOSTERIOR NUCLEUS PARAHIPPOCAMPAL GYRUS PYRIFORM AREA (PIRIFORM AREA) VENTRAL STREAM TECTAL NUCLEUS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GENICULATE NUCLEUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/geniculate-nucleus/ (accessed April 1, 2020).