Joshua Weininger
Trinity College, Dublin
Internal capsulePosterior cingulateBrodmann area 29Papez circuitCingulate cortex
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#1Elena Roman (RCSI: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)H-Index: 2
#2Joshua Weininger (Trinity College, Dublin)H-Index: 1
Last. Darren Roddy (Trinity College, Dublin)H-Index: 4
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The often-overlooked dorsal diencephalic conduction system (DDCS) is a highly conserved pathway linking the basal forebrain and the monoaminergic brainstem. It consists of three key structures; the stria medullaris, the habenula and the fasciculus retroflexus. The first component of the DDCS, the stria medullaris, is a discrete bilateral tract composed of fibers from the basal forebrain that terminate in the triangular eminence of the stalk of the pineal gland, known as the habenula. The habenul...
#1Joshua Weininger (Trinity College, Dublin)H-Index: 1
#2Elena Roman (Trinity College, Dublin)H-Index: 2
Last. Darren Roddy (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 4
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The thalamocingulate tract is a key component of the Papez circuit that connects the anterior thalamic nucleus to the cingulum bundle. While the other white matter connections, consisting of the fornix, cingulum bundle and mammillothalamic tract, were well defined in Papez's original 1937 paper, the anatomy of the thalamocingulate pathway was mentioned only in passing. Subsequent research has been unable to clarify the precise anatomical trajectory of this tract. In particular, the site of thala...