Neuroanatomy pp 140-166 | Cite as

A Comparison of the Distribution of the Fornix System in the Rat, Guinea Pig, Cat, and Monkey

  • Elliot S. Valenstein
  • Walle J. H. Nauta
Part of the Contemporary Neuroscientists book series (CN)


Detailed anatomical studies of the mammalian fornix system have, with few exceptions, been restricted to the lower mammals, viz., the mole, rabbit, and rodents. This is especially true of studies conducted by the aid of degeneration techniques, with the result that little is known of the mode of distribution of the fornix in higher mammalian forms.


Septal Lesion Medial Forebrain Bundle Rostral Part Mammillary Body Septal Region 


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© Birkhäuser Boston 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elliot S. Valenstein
    • 1
  • Walle J. H. Nauta
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Experimental Psychology and NeurophysiologyWalter Reed Army Institute of ResearchUSA

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