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The dentate gyrus: fundamental neuroanatomical organization (dentate gyrus for dummies).

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Amaral David G, Scharfman Helen E, Lavenex Pierre,
Project Postnatal development of the hippocampal formation: neuroanatomical and plasticity studies in monkeys
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Progress in brain research
Volume (Issue) 163
Page(s) 3 - 22
Title of proceedings Progress in brain research
DOI 10.1016/S0079-6123(07)63001-5


The dentate gyrus is a simple cortical region that is an integral portion of the larger functional brain system called the hippocampal formation. In this review, the fundamental neuroanatomical organization of the dentate gyrus is described, including principal cell types and their connectivity, and a summary of the major extrinsic inputs of the dentate gyrus is provided. Together, this information provides essential information that can serve as an introduction to the dentate gyrus--a "dentate gyrus for dummies."