SUPRACHIASMATIC NUCLEUS (SCN)

a small region of the hypothalamus where circadian rhythms are controlled. See biological clock. Direct input from retina is received by this. You can also read biological clock for understanding.

SUPRACHIASMATIC NUCLEUS (SCN): "The suprachiasmatic nucleus receives input from the retina."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SUPRACHIASMATIC NUCLEUS (SCN)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/suprachiasmatic-nucleus-scn/ (accessed October 25, 2020).
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