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Student needs help with definition.

Kalman Rubinson rubinsnk at is2.nyu.edu
Tue Apr 2 21:20:48 EST 1996

blueone at pacificnet.net wrote:
: 1. Allen and Gorski found that the anterior commissure,....
: 2......a portion of the corpus callosum called the splenium...
: What I am simply asking is if these 2 areas describe are the same
: area? If not what is the difference?

Quite different although both are commissures.  The anterior commissure 
is, as it's name says, anterior in the forebrain.  It lies in the 
anterior wall of the third ventricle.  The splenium is the most posterior 
portion of the corpus callosum.

Of course, you could have found this out from any neuroanatomy book or 
atlas but, with the internet, who reads books?


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