Internal Capsule orientation

Matthew Kirkcaldie m.kirkcaldie at removethis.unsw.edu.au
Thu May 20 18:34:58 EST 2004


In article <e5071a17.0405201019.4643a04f at posting.google.com>,
 ssothro at hotmail.com (Stam) wrote:

> Dear all,
>     I am trying to figure out the main direction of the fibers of the
> internal capsule. Does anybody have an idea on this?

They run from the brain stem toward the surface of the cortex in an 
expanding fan.  Hence the name "corona radiata" (radiating crown) which 
is also applied to these fibres.

Beautiful blunt dissection here:

http://www.vh.org/adult/provider/anatomy/BrainAnatomy/Ch5Text/Section12.h
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         Matthew.



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