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Dorsal inferior frontooccipital fasciculus

The use of subcortical electrostimulation allowed identification of the specific white matter tracts associated with reading and writing. These tracts were found as portions of the dorsal inferior frontooccipital fascicle (IFOF) fibers in the deep parietal lobe that are responsible for connecting the frontal lobe to the superior parietal lobule. These findings are consistent with previous diffusion tensor imaging tractography and functional MRI studies, which suggest that the IFOF may play a role in the reading and writing processes 1).

Motomura K, Fujii M, Maesawa S, Kuramitsu S, Natsume A, Wakabayashi T. Association of dorsal inferior frontooccipital fasciculus fibers in the deep parietal lobe with both reading and writing processes: a brain mapping study. J Neurosurg. 2014 Mar 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24655122.
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