White matter and behavioral neurology.

@article{Filley2005WhiteMA,
  title={White matter and behavioral neurology.},
  author={Christopher M. Filley},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={1064},
  pages={
          162-83
        }
}
Although the study of higher brain function has traditionally focused on the cortical gray matter, recent years have witnessed the recognition that white matter also makes an important contribution to cognition and emotion. White matter comprises nearly half the brain volume and plays a key role in development, aging, and many neurologic and psychiatric disorders across the life span. More than 100 disorders exist in which white matter neuropathology is the primary or a prominent feature. A… CONTINUE READING

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