entorhinal cortex

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entorhinal cortex

The inner gyrus of the temporal lobe of the brain. It comprises the parahippocampal gyrus and the subicular cortex. In the entorhinal cortex, the five-layer structure of the ventral temporal cortex gradually merges into the single layer that is found in the dentate gyrus, the innermost edge of the temporal lobe. The entorhinal cortex receives signals from and projects back to the frontal cortex, the insula, and the cingulate cortex, and it is the key brain region funneling input to the hippocampus.
See also: cortex