area 6a alpha of Vogts
Acronym: 6a alpha
The term area 6a alpha of Vogts refers to a cytoarchitecturally defined subdivision of area 6 of Brodmann (guenon). It and area 6a beta of Vogts constitute area 6a of Vogts. The alpha subarea is located more caudally, the beta subarea more rostrally. Areas 6a alpha and beta differ in that in area 6a beta the molecular layer of the cerebellar cortex (I) and the zone extending from the third sublayer of the external pyramidal layer (III) through the internal pyramidal layer (V) are narrower, and the differentiation of layer V into a cell-rich sublayer Va and cell-poor layer (Vb) is clearer ( Vogts-1919 ). See also SMA proper.

Also known as: Area 6a alphaNeuroNames ID : 921


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