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Inferior Longitudinal Fasciculus

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/9780195104233.003.0018
 Inferior Longitudinal Fasciculus

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This chapter begins with a historical overview of two systems: the true inferior longitudinal fasciculus (ILF) and the sagittal stratum. It then discusses the results of the investigation of the ILF of rhesus monkey brains. Among these is the observation that the ILF is a long association fiber system that runs in the white matter of the parietal, occipital, and temporal lobes. It is the preeminent fiber tract that conveys information in a bidirectional manner between the occipital lobe (preoccipital gyrus) and the temporal lobe.

Keywords: rhesus monkey brain; saggital stratum; fiber system; white matter; long association; parietal lobe; occipital lobe; temporal lobe

Chapter.  6211 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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