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Hate to sound dumb, but . . .

I've been searching and will now swallow my pride . . . where in the world is the subcortical of the brain?  I need a simple brain map or very basic description.

Lost in my own mind,

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251222 tn?1270936117
Boy I sure dont' know Sherry. Hope someone can tell you!

(Sherri also  :)  )

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222135 tn?1236488221
The simplest explanation is that the outer portion of the cerebrum is the cortex, what you hear called "gray matter". The subcortical is below the cortex. Did that help or confuse you more?

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Why do MRI reports refer to subcortical white matter . . . isn't that redundant (sp?)?
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222135 tn?1236488221
I'm pretty sure there are other subcortical regions besides the white matter regions - the hypothalamus I think is an example. There are so many areas of the brain - fascinating since it is really not that big an organ. Jam-packed though! Wish I remembered more from college - I may have to do some brushing up!

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