band of Gennari
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The term band of Gennari is a myeloarchitectural term denoting a greatly thickened outer band of Baillarger (a dense horizontal plexus of myelinated fibers in the internal granular layer (IV) of cerebral cortex). It is visible to the naked eye and gives the area 17 of Brodmann (human) its name. In the human, area 17 of Brodmann (human) is located in the banks of the calcarine sulcus and portions of the cuneus and the lingual gyrus of the occipital lobe ( Crosby-1962, Carpenter-1983 ).

Also known as: Lamina IVB


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