Internal Capsule orientation

David Longley David at longley.demon.co.uk
Fri May 21 06:01:23 EST 2004


In article 
<m.kirkcaldie-BD8106.09345821052004 at tomahawk.comms.unsw.edu.au>, Matthew 
Kirkcaldie <m.kirkcaldie at removethis.unsw.edu.au> writes
>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
>tml
>
>         Matthew.

A *very* well chosen link as a response Matthew. The directions question 
is in fact far less interesting than the striking preparation, as the 
authors point out. .

That's one for the archives - thanks.
-- 
David Longley



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