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[PUBLICATION] The Human Cingulum: From the Limbic Tract to the Connectionist Paradigm

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Date(s)

le 21 juillet 2020

Published in Neuropsychologia

Collaborative research project led by Prof. Christophe Destrieux

The Human Cingulum: From the Limbic Tract to the Connectionist Paradigm

Abstract

The cingulum is a core component of the limbic lobe and part of the circuit that was described by Papez where environmental experiences become endowed with emotional awareness. Recent techniques for the study of cerebral connectivity have updated this fasciculus' morphology and led to the acknowledgment that its involvement in superior functions goes far beyond emotion processing. Long and robust, the cingulum is a long association fasciculus with terminations in all cerebral lobes. These observations plead for a pivotal rethinking of its role in the human brain and lead to the conclusion that to merely consider it as the main fasciculus of the limbic system was actually a reductionism. This paper summarizes the key facts regarding why the cingulum is now perceived as a primary interconnecting apparatus in the medial aspect of the cerebral hemisphere.

Keywords

#Cingulategyrus #Limbiclobe #Limbicsystem #Neuralpathways #Whitematter

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