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Thalamic Peduncles

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/9780195104233.003.0026
 Thalamic Peduncles

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the five principal thalamic peduncles: the superior, lateral, inferior, and anterior thalamic peduncles and the ventral subcortical bundle. These peduncles represent staging areas of the fibers from the cerebral cortex before they pass through the reticular nucleus to enter the respective thalamic nuclei. It then considers the cortical origins of thalamic peduncles.

Keywords: superior thalamic peduncle; lateral thalamic peduncle; anterior thalamic peduncle; inferior thalamic peduncle; ventral subcortical bundle

Chapter.  1760 words. 

Subjects: Neuroscience

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