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April 1961

Limbic Nuclei of Thalamus and Connections of Limbic Cortex: II. Thalamo-Cortical Projection of the Lateral Dorsal Nucleus in Man

Author Affiliations

From Departments of Neurology and Anatomy and the Warren Anatomical Museum, Harvard Medical School.

Arch Neurol. 1961;4(4):355-364. doi:10.1001/archneur.1961.00450100003002

Introduction  In an earlier paper in this program of studies on the organization of thalamo-cortical projections evidence has been presented that the lateral dorsal nucleus represents a caudal member of the group of nuclei which project upon the limbic cortex—the limbic nuclei.22 This interpretation of the position and main projection of the lateral dorsal nucleus is not in accord with the views in the extant literature.9,11,12,18,21 That the lateral dorsal nucleus does project to cortex is apparent from experimental studies in the monkey1,14,21 and pathological material in the human.3,12,13,17 In the recorded human cases the cortical lesions have been quite extensive. From such material only the most inferential conclusions can be drawn with regard to the cortical projection field of the lateral dorsal nucleus. A human brain in the collection of the Warren Anatomical Museum (NP Series MU-5-57) with a circumscribed old infarct involving the praecallosal

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