Diagram showing principal systems of association fibers in the cerebrum.
|Latin||Fibrae associationis telencephali|
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
The association fibers unite different parts of the same cerebral hemisphere, and are of two kinds: (1) those connecting adjacent gyri, short association fibers; (2) those passing between more distant parts, long association fibers.
Short association fibers
The short association fibers (also often referred to as "U-fibers") lie immediately beneath the gray substance of the cortex of the hemispheres, and connect together adjacent gyri.
Long association fibers
The long association fibers include the following:
Diffusion tensor imaging is a non-invasive method to study the course of association fibers.
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