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February 1972

Cerebellum of the Rhesus Monkey: Atlas of Lobules, Laminae, and Folia, in Sections.

Arch Neurol. 1972;26(2):192. doi:10.1001/archneur.1972.00490080110016

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Investigators studying the primate cerebellum have long had problems with precise topographic identification, especially when approaching the cerebellum through a small cranial opening during a surgical procedure. Even after inspection of the entire organ at autopsy examination, it can be difficult to ascertain the precise extent of a lesion or of an electrophysiological recording site. Accordingly, the new atlas prepared by Drs. Madigan and Carpenter is a very important contribution to our research armamentarium. Furthermore, the atlas has been constructed beautifully. The authors begin with a brief verbal description of the topography of the cerebellum, using the terminology of Larsell. They then present a series of photographs of the external surface of the cerebellum, with matched, labeled drawings, in the sagittal, transverse, and horizontal planes. Although they pay little attention to the nomenclature of the deep cerebellar nuclei, the authors label the folia in great detail. This is an excellent

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