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Diffuse Cortical Projection Systems: Anatomical Organization and Role in Cortical Function

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Higher Functions of the Brain

  1. Clifford B. Saper

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010506

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Saper, C. B. 2011. Diffuse Cortical Projection Systems: Anatomical Organization and Role in Cortical Function. Comprehensive Physiology. 169–210.

Author Information

  1. University of Chicago, Departments of Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences and Neurology, Chicago, Illinois

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    An Overview of Diffuse Cortical Projection Systems
    • 1.1
      Thalamocortical Diffuse Projection Systems
    • 1.2
      Claustrocortical Projection
    • 1.3
      Amygdalocortical Projection
    • 1.4
      Magnocellular Basal Nucleus-Cortical Projection
    • 1.5
      Hypothalamocortical Projection Systems
    • 1.6
      Mesocortical Projection System
    • 1.7
      Locus Coeruleus-Cortical Projection
    • 1.8
      Raphe-Cortical Projection
    • 1.9
      Pontocortical Projection Systems
  • 2
    Conclusions
    • 2.1
      Is the Concept of a Nonspecific Cortical Projection System Still Useful?
    • 2.2
      Synthesis: Role of Brain Stem, Hypothalamic, and Basal Forebrain Diffuse Cortical Projection Systems in Cortical Function