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Neuroanatomy. Year: 2011; Volume: 10

Pages 1-4

Review Article • Published online May 24th, 2011 • 176 KB

An Essay on the Human Corticospinal Tract: History, Development, Anatomy, and Connections

Al Masri O.

The corticospinal tract is arguably the most important descending tract in the central nervous system. It has been recognised since the seventeenth century, but an accurate description of its pathway in humans is still elusive. The advancement of studying methods including magnetic resonance modalities has lead to great leaps in our understanding of the pathway. It is evident that the tract has an extensive origin in the cerebral cortex, and follows a fairly straight and predictable course in the brain and spinal cord. Although it is asymmetric in most, the asymmetry itself is independent of hand-dominance. The tract modulates motor functions and its terminations therefore either synapse on lower motor neurons or interneurons. © Neuroanatomy. 2011; 10: 1–4.

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Year: 2011; Volume: 10 • In this volume there is 1 article.

Year: 2010; Volume: 9 • In this volume there are 3 articles.

Year: 2009; Volume: 8 • In this volume there are 11 articles.

Year: 2008; Volume: 7 • In this volume there are 24 articles and 1 supplement.

Year: 2007; Volume: 6 • In this volume there are 26 articles and 1 supplement.

Year: 2006; Volume: 5 • In this volume there are 19 articles and 2 supplement.

Year: 2005; Volume: 4 • In this volume there are 21 articles and 1 supplement.

Year: 2004; Volume: 3 • In this volume there are 18 articles and 1 supplement.

Year: 2003; Volume: 2 • In this volume there are 14 articles and 1 supplement.

Year: 2002; Volume: 1 • In this volume there are 9 articles.