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Amygdala and neocortex: common origins and shared mechanisms

Precursors in the dorsal pallium were thought to give rise exclusively to neocortex during development. A new study finds that a stream of migrating cells from this area also gives rise to a nucleus in the amygdaloid complex.

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Figure 1: The CAS originates in the caudal telencephalon and gives rise to the nLOT2.


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Deussing, J., Wurst, W. Amygdala and neocortex: common origins and shared mechanisms. Nat Neurosci 10, 1081–1082 (2007).

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