Maltreated animals have reduced fractional anisotropy (FA) in white matter (WM) dorsal to the hippocampus and lateral to the pulvinar nucleus. (A) Cluster of voxels (red) where maltreated subjects had significantly lower FA than controls (P < 0.005, uncorrected, ≥ 10 μL) seems to correspond to the external medullary lamina (EML). In insets, green represents the mean FA skeleton. (B) FA in the EML is negatively correlated with basal cortisol at one month of age (r = −0.637, P = 0.003).
Howell et al. Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders 2013 3:21 doi:10.1186/2045-5380-3-21