Cerebellar cortex, drawn by Cajal
Image from Ramón y Cajal's Histologie du Systeme Nerveux del'Homme et des Vertebres [accessed at the Wellcome Collection].
Several distinctive nerve cell types characterize the cerebellar cortex; these must be imagined all packed in together, with specific patterns of synaptic connectivity, rather than arrayed into separate regions.
A: molecular layer, B: granular cell layer, C: white matter; a: Purkinje cell, b: basket cells, e: superficial stellate cell, f: large stellate cell (= Golgi cell), g: granule cells, h: mossy fibers, n: climbing fibers.
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