The Septo-Hippocampal System: Significance of the Subiculum

  • R. B. Chronister
  • R. W. Sikes
  • L. E. WhiteJr.
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 20)


The hippocampal formation has been a favorite area of anatomic investigation for a number of years. Excellent descriptions of its morphology can easily be found in the classical anatomical literature. For example, Meynert (19,20,21) divided the area into a fascia dentata, a cornu ammonis (synonomous with ammonshorn or hippocampus proper), and a subiculum or sigmoid process (this latter area included more than what is now referred to as subiculum). As the concept of a hippocampal lobule or hippocampal gyrus became elaborated, considerable confusion remained in the definition of subiculum. Some statements can be found that appear to equate subiculum with the whole so-called hippocampal gyrus. (This confusion can still be found in a modern medical dictionary (11). However, close examination of this literature reveals that the subiculum as used by many authors, referred to the areas now called subiculum, presubiculum and parasubiculum.


Hippocampal Formation Medial Septum Septal Area Diagonal Band Fiber Connection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. B. Chronister
    • 1
  • R. W. Sikes
    • 1
  • L. E. WhiteJr.
  1. 1.Department of Neurobiology, Division of NeuroscienceUniversity of South AlabamaMobileUSA

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