Michel Thiebaut de Schotten1, Flavio Dell'Acqua1, Stephanie Forkel1, Marco Catani2
1Brain Maturation, Institute of Psychiatry, London, United Kingdom; 2Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences, Institute of Psychiatry, United Kingdom
The fronto-parietal network has been reported as involved in a large panel of function including spatial processing. In the monkey brain, Petrides & Pandya used the term superior longitudinal fasciculus (SLF) to indicate the fronto-parietal connections and identified three separate branches. In this study we have used advanced diffusion imaging to dissect the three branches of the SLF in 14 human living brains, measure the pattern of lateralization of its components and correlate these patterns with the spatial processing performance assessed with the line bisection test.