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Brain: Inferior longitudinal fasciculus
Diagram showing principal systems of association fibers in the cerebrum. (Inferior longitudinal fasciculus labeled at bottom right)
Latin fasciculus longitudinalis inferior cerebri
Gray's subject #189 844
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MeSH [1]

The inferior longitudinal fasciculus connects the temporal lobe and occipital lobe, running along the lateral walls of the inferior and posterior cornua of the lateral ventricle.

The existence of this fasciculus independent from the occipitotemporal fasciculus has been questioned for the human being, such that it has been proposed that the term inferior longitudinal fasciculus be replaced by the term "occipitotemporal projection". [1]


  1. Bergman, Ronald A.; Afifi, Adel K. (2005). Functional neuroanatomy: text and atlas, New York: McGraw-Hill.

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