Projection fiber

Projection fiber
Latin Fibrae projectionis
NeuroNames ancil-219
TA A14.1.00.018
FMA 76745

Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The projection fibers consist of efferent and afferent fibers uniting the cortex with the lower parts of the brain and with the spinal cord. In human neuroanatomy, bundles of axons within the brain, called fibers, can be categorized by their function into association fibers, projection fibers, and commissural fibers.


The principal efferent strands are:


The chief afferent fibers are:


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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