Internal Capsule orientation

Kalman Rubinson kr4 at nyu.edu
Fri May 21 07:11:18 EST 2004


On Fri, 21 May 2004 09:34:58 +1000, Matthew Kirkcaldie
<m.kirkcaldie at removethis.unsw.edu.au> wrote:

>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.

Actually, most run FROM the cortex to deep nuclei, thalamus, brainstem
and spinal cord.  Of the ones, going TO the cortex, the majority come
from the thalamus.

Kal



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