Commissural fibers of the brain

Commissural fibers of the brain, also known as commissural tracts of the brain or commissures are a type of white matter tract that cross the midline, connecting the same cortical area in opposite hemispheres (right-left hemispheric connections 3).

Commissural fibers include:

Anatomy: Brain

Anatomy: Brain

Article information

rID: 8383
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Commissures
  • Commissures of the brain
  • Commissural fibres
  • Commissural tracts
  • Commissural tracts of the brain

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Cases and figures

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  • Figure 2: neuroanatomy - septal area
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  • Figure 3: corpus callosum - annotated
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  • Normal anterior c...
    Figure 4: anterior commissure
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  • Figure 5: habenular and posterior commissure
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