Cerebral CortexArchitecture, Connections, and the Dual Origin Concept

Cerebral CortexArchitecture, Connections, and the Dual Origin Concept

Deepak Pandya, Benjamin Seltzer, Michael Petrides, and Patsy Benny Cipolloni

Print publication date: Jul 2015

ISBN: 9780195385151

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This resource is a comprehensive and detailed work covering the dual nature of the organization of the architecture and connections of the cerebral cortex. After establishing the evolutionary approach of the cerebral cortex's origin, this title systematically analyzes, in detail, the common principle underlying the structure and connections of sensory and motor systems. It describes the frontal, limbic, and multimodal association areas, as well as the long fiber pathways in a similar manner. The anatomical investigations have been complimented with current clinical and experimental observations, as well as neuroimaging studies. This unique approach, exploring the underlying principle of the architecture and connections of the cerebral cortex, has previously never been undertaken. The concluding chapter provides the usefulness of such an approach for future investigations. Cerebral Cortex provides extensive illustrations, along with historical references to each sensory, motor and association systems.