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White Matter Pathways in Early Neuroscience

Jeremy D. Schmahmann and Deepak N. Pandya

in Fiber Pathways of the Brain

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780195104233
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864294 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104233.003.0002
 White Matter Pathways in Early Neuroscience

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This chapter presents a comprehensive historical review of the evolution of ideas and observations about the structure and function of white matter. This historical review is undertaken in the light of historian Max Neuburger's (1868-1955) statement that understanding the achievements of modern science “is inconceivable without a knowledge of the history of its development and growth, its origins and sources”.

Keywords: white matter; brain; neurological science; Max Neuberger; neuron theory; cortical architecture; connectional neuroanatomy

Chapter.  12781 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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