The vertebrate habenula

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The vertebrate habenula
The vertebrate habenula
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Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
Publication Date:
25 October 2017
Jesuthasan, S. (2018). The vertebrate habenula. Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology, 78, 102. doi:10.1016/j.semcdb.2017.10.015
A renowned neuroscientist, now retired from Cambridge University, once told me that he had been a graduate student in North America when he first came across the term “habenula”. For him and his course mates, the habenula provided a source of humor. Nobody knew what it did, but the word sounded unusual and provoked a lot of laughter. The anatomy of habenula neurons, with their unusual terminations of loops and spirals at the midline, was a source of wonderment. There was nothing else like it in the vertebrate brain.
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