Connections of the Nurse Shark's Telencephalon

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Science  16 Jul 1971:
Vol. 173, Issue 3993, pp. 254-256
DOI: 10.1126/science.173.3993.254


The extrinsic connections of the telencephalon of the nurse shark are very largely crossed and in this respect differ from those identified in all other vertebrate species so far examined. Studies with Nauta and Fink-Heimer methods have revealed telencephalic projections to the contralateral thalamus and optic tectum as well as to ipsilateral brainstem and rostral spinal cord.