Fiber Pathways of the Brain

Paperback | February 25, 2009

byJeremy D. Schmahmann, Deepak N. Pandya

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This unique volume is a comprehensive, well-illustrated study of the organization of the white matter pathways of the brain. Schmahmann and Pandya have analyzed and synthesized the corticocortical and corticosubcortical connections of the major areas of the cerebral cortex of the rhesusmonkey. The result is a detailed understanding of the constituents of the cerebral white matter and the organization 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. Thesummary 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 resolved. This scholarly bookis an important addition to systems and cognitive neuroscience that will be of lasting value to neurobiologists, anatomists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and to their students and trainees.

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This unique volume is a comprehensive, well-illustrated study of the organization of the white matter pathways of the brain. Schmahmann and Pandya have analyzed and synthesized the corticocortical and corticosubcortical connections of the major areas of the cerebral cortex of the rhesusmonkey. The result is a detailed understanding of ...

Jeremy D. Schmahmann is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Deepak N. Pandya is a Professor of Neurology and Anatomy at Boston University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:654 pages, 8.5 × 10.91 × 1.3 inPublished:February 25, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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M. Mesulam: PrefacePart I: Relevance of the Cerebral White Matter Fiber Pathways1. Introduction2. White matter pathways in early neurosciencePart II: Approach to the Study of the Fiber Tracts3. Materials analyzed4. Architecture and nomenclature of rhesus monkey cerebral hemispherePart III: White Matter Bundles by Cortical Region of Origin5. Principles of organization6. Parietal lobe7. Superior temporal region8. Inferior temporal region9. Occiptal lobe10. Cingulate cortex11. Motor cortex12. Prefrontal cortexPart IV: Connectional Topography, and Putative functional Roles of Individual Fiber BundlesPart IVA: Long Association Fibers13. Superior longitudinal fasciculus and accurate fasciculus14. Extreme capsule15. Middle longitude fasciculus16. Uncinate fasciculus17. Cingulum bundle18. Inferior longitudinal fasiculus19. Fronto-occipital fasciculusPart IVB: Striatal Fibers20. Muratoff bundle (subcallosal fasciculus) and the external capsulePart IVC: Commisural Fibers21. Anterior commissure22. Corpus callosum23. Forniceal commisuresPart IVD: Projections Fibers24. Internal capsule25. Sagittal stratum26. Thalamic pedunclesPart V: Composite Summary of Cerebral White Matter Fiber Pathways in Rhesus Monkey27. Composite Summary Of Cerebral White Matter Fiber Pathways in Rhesus MonkeyPart VI: Functional Considerations28. Clinical significance29. Conclusions30. Notes to the textAbbreviationsReferences