Researchers rediscover Brain’s Major Pathway after Disappearing from Medical Texts for Decades

November 19, 2014 12:48 PM

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Researchers rediscover Brain’s Major Pathway after Disappearing from Medical Texts for Decades

A team of researchers claimed that it has tracked the complex history of a major pathway in the human brain. The neural pathway was not in medical textbooks for many years. According to the team, the tract of white matter, which is a component of the central nervous system, could be helpful in knowing how visual information is processed in human brain. It could also tell how reading skills of children develop.

A few years back, Jason Yeatman, a researcher from the University of Washington, had spotted bundle of nerve fibers in the brain. According to him, he had never heard about that bundle before. While studying that part and its connection with other parts of the brain, Yeatman found that the unfamilia...

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