genu of corpus callosum

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ge·nu of cor·pus cal·lo·sum

[TA]
the anterior extremity of the corpus callosum that folds downward and backward on itself, terminating in the rostrum.
Synonym(s): genu corporis callosi [TA]
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The effect was especially notable in the genu of the corpus callosum and the frontal and body regions of the lateral ventricles (Pfefferbaum et al.
In normal adults, the anterior white matter, including the genu of the corpus callosum, is the first to decline.
A series of analyses identified a double dissociation in alcoholics-that is, low scores on the working memory composite correlated with high diffusivity in the genu but not the splenium of the corpus callosum, whereas low scores on matrix reasoning correlated with high diffusivity in the splenium but not the genu of the corpus callosum.
Other research investigators have found decreased anisotropy in the splenium and genu of the corpus callosum in alcoholics.
Areas where multiple white-matter tracts cross in different orientations, such as adjacent to the genu of the corpus callosum on axial view, appear lower in intensity because no single orientation predominates.