piriform cortex


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pir·i·form cor·tex

the olfactory cortex, corresponding to the rostral half of the uncus; receiving its major afferents from the olfactory bulb, it is classified as allocortex.
See also: cerebral cortex.
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The team conducted a study on rats to examine whether the piriform cortex is capable of expressing synaptic plasticity and if the change lasts for more than four hours then it indicates that its a long-term memory.
The scientists wondered whether the piriform cortex needs to be instructed to create a long-term memory.
In the rats' piriform cortex, activity patterns elicited by these similar odours were now different as well.