Lab 2 - Internal Organization of the Brain

External Capsule and Claustrum - Horizontal, Sagittal and Coronal Sections

Identify the External Capsule, Claustrum, Extreme Capsule, and Insula.

Although the external capsule, claustrum, and extreme capsule are visible in Figure 2 (the sagittal section), they are a bit difficult to see. To find these structures consult an atlas or simply be aware that they wrap around inferiorly under the putamen.

View and identify the structures in the illustration.