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The SC is involved in tongue snapping in toads.

Satou et al. assume there is `switch-like' behavior in toad tounge snapping and predator avoidance.

According to Satou et al., the optic tectum is where the decision to snap the tongue (at insects).

Tongue snapping can be evoked in toads by electrostimulation of neurons in their optic tectum.

The `snapping-evoking area' in the toad optic tectum is in the lateral/vetrolateral part of the OT.