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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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SIUC / School of Medicine / Anatomy / David King
Last updated:  19 August 2022 / dgk