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Aberrant Long-Distance Connections

Caption: Long distance connections, white matter, between the insula and other parts of the brain are aberrant in Williams syndrome. Neuronal fibers of normal controls (left) extend further than those of Williams syndrome patients (right). Picture shows diffusion tensor imaging data from each patient superimposed on anatomical MRI of the median patient.

Credit: Karen Berman, M.D., NIMH Clinical Brain Disorders Branch

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