Fiber Pathways of the Brain

Fiber Pathways of the Brain

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This unique volume is a comprehensive, well-illustrated study of the organisation of the white matter pathways of the brain. Schmahmann and Pandya have analysed and synthesised the corticocortical and cortisubcortical connections of the major areas of the cerebral cortex in the rhesus monkey. The result is a detailed understanding of the constituents of the cerebral white matter and the organisation of the fiber tracts. The findings from the 36 cases studied are presented on a single template brain, facilitating comparison of the locations of the different fiber pathways. The summary diagrams provide a comprehensive atlas of the cerebral white matter. The text is enriched by close attention to functional aspects of the anatomical observations. The clinical relevance of the pathways is addressed throughout the text and a chapter is devoted to human white matter diseases. The introductory account gives a detailed historical background. Translations of seminal original observations by early investigators are presented, and when these are considered in the light of the authors' new observations, many longstanding conflicts and debates are more

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  • Hardback | 450 pages
  • 224 x 280 x 40mm | 2,481.18g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 165 halftones, 146 line illustrations
  • 0195104234
  • 9780195104233

Table of contents

PART I: RELEVANCE OF THE CEREBRAL WHITE MATTER FIBER PATHWAYS; 1. Introduction; 2. White Matter Pathways in Early Neuroscience; PART II: APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF THE FIBER TRACTS; 3. Materials Analyzed; 4. Architecture and Nomenclature of Rhesus Monkey Cerebral Hemisphere; PART III: WHITE MATTER FIBER BUNDLES BY CORTICAL REGION OF ORIGIN; 5. Principles of Organization; 6. Parietal Lobe; 7. Superior Temporal Region; 8. Inferior Temporal Region; 9. Occipital Lobe; 10. Cingulate Cortex; 11. Motor Cortex; 12. Prefrontal Cortex; PART IV: CONNECTIONAL TOPOGRAPHY AND PUTATIVE FUNCTIONAL ROLES OF INDIVIDUAL FIBER BUNDLES; SECTION A: LONG ASSOCIATION FIBER PATHWAYS; 13. Superior Longitudinal Fasciculus and Arcuate Fasciculus; 14. Extreme Capsule; 15. Middle Longitudinal Fasciculus; 16. Uncinate Fasciculus; 17. Cingulum Bundle; 18. Inferior Longitudinal Fasciculus; 19. Fronto-occipital Fasciculus; SECTION B: STRIATAL FIBERS; 20. Muratoff Bundle (Subcallosal Fasciculus) and the External Capsule; SECTION C: COMMISSURAL FIBERS; 21. Anterior Commissure; 22. Corpus Callosum; 23. Hippocampal Commissures; SECTION D: PROJECTION FIBERS (THE SUBCORTICAL FIBER BUNDLE); 24. Internal Capsule; 25. Sagittal Stratum; 26. Thalamic Peduncles; PART V: COMPOSITE SUMMARY OF CEREBREAL WHITE MATTER FIBER SYSTEMS IN THE RHESUS MONKEY; 27. Composite Summary of Cerebral White Matter Fiber Pathways in the Rhesus Monkey; PART VI: FUNCTIONAL CONSIDERATIONS; 28. Clinical Significance; 29. Conclusionsshow more

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This monograph serves as an excellent reference for investigators, educators, and clinicians interested in cortical connectivity and diseases affecting cerebral white matter. It is profusely illustrated with detailed, but clear, photographs, photomicrographs, illustrations, diagrams, and MRI and CT scan images. References and chapter notes are abundant. Journal of the Neurological Sciences This large, well-illustrated volume deals with one aspect of the fibre systems of the brain. The book reports the results of tracing efferent fibre connections from various areas of the cerebral cortex of 32 macaque monkeys. The book would useful for those wishing to have an anatomical basis for interpreting patterns of connectivity seen in scans, and some of the clinical symptoms that might be associated with interruption of fibre pathways. Brain ...this book offers a splendid addition to our knowledge of brain anatomy. With exceptional scholarship that lays a solid foundation for the investigation of the role of white matter in brain-behaviour relationships, the authors have presented a tour de force of neuroanatomy that those interested in brain connectivity will find most valuable. The Lancet, Vol 6show more

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