'Forgotten' brain region rediscovered a century later

November 18, 2014 12:19 PM

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'Forgotten' brain region rediscovered a century later

A drawing of a postmortem brain that includes the vertical occipital fasciculus (bottom left) published by neuroscientist E.J. Curran in 1909. (Jason Yeatman and Kevin Weiner, with permission from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.)

A major pathway of the human brain involved in visual perception, attention and movement and overlooked by many researchers for more than a century is finally getting its moment in the sun.

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