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Sagittal Stratum

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/9780195104233.003.0025
 Sagittal Stratum

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This chapter begins with a historical account of the study of the saggital stratum (SS). It then discusses the results of the investigation of the SS of rhesus monkey brains. The SS is a major corticosubcortical white matter bundle that conveys fibers from the parietal, occipital, cingulate, and temporal regions to subcortical destinations in the thalamus, the nuclei of the basis pontis, and other brainstem structures. It also conveys afferents principally from the thalamus to the cortex. It may therefore be viewed as equivalent to the internal capsule in that it is a major subcortical fiber system and not exclusively a fiber tract linking the lateral geniculate nucleus with the calcarine cortex.

Keywords: rhesus monkey brains; white matter bundle; subscortical fiber system; saggital stratum fibers; thalamus

Chapter.  3204 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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