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Presubiculum (PrS) and Parasubiculum (PaS)

The PrS is located distally from the HF and is positioned in between the Sub and the PaS. The PrS is distinguished from the Sub by a densely packed superficial pyramidal cell layer (II/III). Similar to the EC, the PrS has a plexiform layer, lamina dissecans (IV), and two deep layers with pyramidal cells. The term postsubiculum (area postsubicularis; A48) was introduced by Brodmann to identify the dorsal part of the PrS. Some controversy remains about the existence of the postsubiculum. In this project, the postsubiculum is considered to be equivalent to the septal (dorsal) part of the PrS. The PaS lies distal to the PrS. Layer II and III have densely packed pyramidal cells and the deep layers are continuous with the deep layers of EC.

The authors of these web pages express their gratitude to the many authors that helped provide order and overview in the field of hippocampal anatomy and connectivity. A special mention of thanks for the authors of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd edition of the hippocampus chapter in the book titles The Rat Nervous System  and The Parahippocampal Region. The authors of this website welcome feedback to improve the information that is displayed. Please use the contact form for such enquiries. These pages are currently (2013) under active development and will be frequently updated and expanded.

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