The prefrontal cortex: Projection area of the thalamic mediodorsal nucleus?

@article{Markowitsch1979ThePC,
  title={The prefrontal cortex: Projection area of the thalamic mediodorsal nucleus?},
  author={Hans Joachim Markowitsch and Monika Pritzel},
  journal={Psychobiology},
  year={1979},
  volume={7},
  pages={1-6}
}
The historical bases of the definitions of the prefrontal cortex are reviewed (cytoarchitecture, electrical unexcitability, afferents from the mediodorsal thalamic nucleus). Evidence is presented that the widely accepted proposal of Rose and Woolsey (1948) to name all cortex prefrontal that is reached by afferents from the mediodorsal nucleus is questionable for three reasons: the diversity of cortical fields reached by the mediodorsal nucleus, the overlapping of thalamic projections, and the… 
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