A diffusion spectrum imaging-based tractographic study into the anatomical subdivision and cortical connectivity of the ventral external capsule: uncinate and inferior fronto-occipital fascicles

Panesar S. S., Yeh F., Deibert C. P., Fernandes-Cabral D., Rowthu V., Celtikci P., ...More

NEURORADIOLOGY, vol.59, no.10, pp.971-987, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00234-017-1874-3
  • Journal Name: NEURORADIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.971-987
  • Keywords: Tractography, Inferior fronto-occipital fasciculus, Uncinate fasciculus, Diffusion spectrum imaging, Neuroanatomy, HUMAN BRAIN, TEMPORAL POLE, FASCICULUS, DISSECTION, CORTEX, ATLAS, FMRI, SPECIALIZATION, AREAS, SCHIZOPHRENIA
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


The inferior fronto-occipital fasciculus (IFOF) and uncinate fasciculus (UF) are major fronto-capsular white matter pathways. IFOF connects frontal areas of the brain to parieto-occipital areas. UF connects ventral frontal areas to anterior temporal areas. Both fascicles are thought to subserve higher language and emotion roles. Controversy pertaining to their connectivity and subdivision persists in the literature, however.