fasciculus

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Related to Arcuate fasciculus: conduction aphasia, uncinate fasciculus

fasciculus

[fə′sik·yə·ləs]
(anatomy)
A bundle or tract of nerve, muscle, or tendon fibers isolated by a sheath of connective tissues and having common origins, innervation, and functions.
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Abbreviations: AF = arcuate fasciculus, CANS = central auditory nervous system, CAPD = central auditory processing disorder, DTI = diffusion tensor imaging, fMRI = functional magnetic resonance imaging, OIF/OEF/OND = Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation New Dawn, PTSD = posttraumatic stress disorder, RR&D = Rehabilitation Research and Development, STRF = spectrotemporal receptive field, TBI = traumatic brain injury, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs.
It is caused by lesions in the arcuate fasciculus, the nerve fibers that connect Broca's area to Wernicke's area.
The band of association fibers responsible for the intra-hemispheric transfer of neural information is the arcuate fasciculus.
It is known that this region, a neural "highway" called the arcuate fasciculus, is involved in linking music and language perception with vocal production.