A note on the termination of commissural fibers in the neocortex.
ABSTRACT A study of callosal fiber degeneration in the rat and opossum by the aid of the Fink-Heimer silver technique has led to the conclusion that the intracortical distribution of the corpus callosum involves all cortical layers. Evidence was found of regional differences in the intracortical distribution pattern; in some regions a stratified mode of callosal fiber termination was apparent.
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ABSTRACT: Recent studies on the anatomy and development of the corpus callosum (CC) are reviewed, and discussed in relation to present theories of the function of the CC. The contributions of various pathological conditions of the CC, as well as that of the split-brain studies, to the understanding of the functions of the CC are considered. The recent theory that the language dominant hemisphere exerts inhibitory influences over the nondominant hemisphere via the CC did not receive much support, and an alternative theory implicating the CC in the establishment of lateralization of language is presented. Direct evidence for this view is as yet not available, but it receives some support from cases of agenesis of the CC.Brain and Language 04/1974; 1(2):111-139. DOI:10.1016/0093-934X(74)90029-7 · 3.31 Impact Factor
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