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Brain: Corticopontine fibers
Gray710
Coronal section through mid-brain.
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Latin fibrae corticopontinae, tractus corticopontinus
Gray's subject #191 862
Part of
Components
Artery
Vein
BrainInfo/UW ancil-375
MeSH [1]

Corticopontine fibers connect the voluntary impulses from the cerebral cortex to the pons.

These fibers probably terminate in relation with association neurons which control the coördinated action of all the eye muscles.

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This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant.

Mesencephalon (midbrain)

cerebral peduncle: midbrain tegmentum (periaqueductal gray, ventral tegmentum, nucleus raphe dorsalis), pretectum, substantia nigra, red nucleus, pedunculopontine nucleus, medial longitudinal fasciculus, medial lemniscus, rubrospinal tract, lateral lemniscus

tectum: corpora quadrigemina, inferior colliculi, superior colliculi

cerebral aqueduct: oculomotor nucleus, trochlear nucleus, Edinger-Westphal nucleus

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