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Mammillary body

Name: Mammillary body
Description: One of two hemispherical bulges on the base of the posterior hypothalamus (Butler and Hodos, Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy, 2nd ed., 2005, pg 455).
Is part of: Posterior hypothalamic region
Has role: Spatial memory, relay of theta activity to hippocampal formation[1]
Abbreviation: mmb, MB
Super-category: Regional part of brain
Id: birnlex_865
Link to OWL / RDF: Download this content as OWL/RDF
Neuronames ID ( what's this?): 395
Brain regions that send axons into this region: Presubiculum, postsubiculum, parasubiculum, septum, supramammillary nucleus, tuberomammillary nucleus, ventral tegmental nucleus, dorsal tegmental nucleus [1]
Brain regions that receive axons from this region: Anterior medial nucleus of thalamus, anterior ventral nucleus of the thalamus, anterior dorsal nucleus of the thalamus, ventral tegmental nucleus, dorsal tegmental nucleus [1]

Neurons in Mammillary body

Head direction cell are neurons that can be found in Mammillary body or its parts.

Parts of Mammillary body

Inferred incoming projections for Mammillary body

The following brain regions send axons into Mammillary body: Postsubiculum. The statements about these projections are not made on this page, but rather are made on the pages linked here.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Vann SD & Aggleton JP (2004) The mammillary bodies: two memory systems in one? Nat Rev Neurosci 5: 35-44 PubMed


  • Abbreviation Source: NeuroNames_abbrevSource
  • This visualization was created by the Scalable Brain Atlas group and is based on the Rhesus Monkey - Paxinos et al. 2000

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Notes

Non structured information for this region can be found https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammillary_body



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Facts about Mammillary bodyRDF feed
Abbrevmmb, MB  +
AbbrevSourceNeuroNames_abbrevSource  +
AfferentProjectionsPresubiculum  +, Postsubiculum  +, Parasubiculum  +, Septum  +, Supramammillary nucleus  +, Tuberomammillary nucleus  +, Ventral tegmental nucleus  +, and Dorsal tegmental nucleus  +
Created19 August 2007  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionOne of two hemispherical bulges on the base of the posterior hypothalamus (Butler and Hodos, Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy, 2nd ed., 2005, pg 455).
EditorialNoteBrain Info/Neuronames lists the mammillary body as a superficial feature of the posterior hypothalamus. However, the MSH definition clearly indicates that it is the nuclei that it refers to. Needs review.
EfferentProjectionsAnterior medial nucleus of thalamus  +, Anterior ventral nucleus of the thalamus  +, Anterior dorsal nucleus of the thalamus  +, Ventral tegmental nucleus  +, and Dorsal tegmental nucleus  +
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
Has roleSpatial memory  +, and Relay of theta activity to hippocampal formation  +
Idbirnlex_865  +
Is part ofPosterior hypothalamic region  +
LabelMammillary body  +
ModifiedDate18 January 2014  +
NeuronamesLinkhttp://braininfo.rprc.washington.edu/Scripts/hiercentraldirectory.aspx?ID=395  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
SuperCategoryRegional part of brain  +
UmlscuiC0024670, C1305759  +