Extreme Capsule

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:
 Extreme Capsule

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This chapter discusses the results of the investigation of the extreme capsule (EmC) of rhesus monkey brains. It shows that the EmC is the principal association pathway linking the middle superior temporal region with the caudal parts of the orbital cortex and the ventral-lateral prefrontal cortex. In addition to carrying these long association fiber connections, the fibers destined for the claustrum from the parietal, temporal, and frontal lobes also traverse the EmC.

Keywords: rhesus monkey brain; middle superior temporal region; orbital cortex; ventral-lateral cortex; fiber connections

Chapter.  1698 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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