Anterior limb of internal capsule
|Brain: Anterior limb of internal capsule|
|Horizontal section of right cerebral hemisphere. (Capsula interna labeled at upper left.)|
|Diagram of the tracts in the internal capsule. Motor tract red. The sensory tract (blue) is not direct, but formed of neurons receiving impulses from below in the thalamus and transmitting them to the cortex. The optic radiation (occipitothalamic) is shown in violet.|
|Gray's||subject #189 836|
The anterior limb of internal capsule (or frontal part) contains:
- (1) fibers running from the thalamus to the frontal lobe;
- (2) fibers connecting the lentiform and caudate nuclei;
- (3) fibers connecting the cortex with the corpus striatum; and
- (4) fibers passing from the frontal lobe through the medial fifth of the base of the cerebral peduncle to the nuclei pontis.
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