cingulate cortex


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cingulate cortex (singˑ·gy·lāt kōrˑ·teks),

n a component of the limbic system of the brain, responsible for producing emotional responses to physical sensations of pain.
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The more one is aware of one's own bodily states, the more the insula and anterior cingulate cortex are activated and the better one relates to the emotions of others.
Lesions implicated in causing alien hand syndrome include those in the corpus callosum and/or posterior parietal cortex, supplementary motor area, and the anterior cingulate cortex.
The result showed that "with psilocybin, activity in the more primitive brain network linked to emotional thinking became more pronounced, with several parts of the network - such as the hippocampus and anterior cingulate cortex - active at the same time.
The researchers said that the alteration in the connections between the posterior cingulate cortex and the right angular gyrus is also observed in people with antisocial behavior and other cerebral areas that are usually activated when performing given cognitive tasks.
Additionally, individuals with greater baseline connectivity with subgenual anterior cingulate cortex an important target for other antidepressant modalities were more likely to respond to TMS.
That region, the anterior cingulate cortex, is also thought to be involved in autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia and other maladies that impair people's ability to judge what others are thinking.
The team found the overall relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness levels and higher executive function may be partially explained through activation in a region of the brain called the anterior cingulate cortex and the supplementary motor area (ACC/SMA).
Scientists focused on the hippocampus, precuneus and posterior cingulate cortex areas.
The anterior cingulate cortex is a part of the brain shown to play a critical role in conflict detection.
McLean Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School, will discuss his research on the neurobiological distinction between the two conditions and his hypothesis that emotional instability in borderline patients involves increased activity in the amygdala and decreased activity in the anterior cingulate cortex, and that emotional instability in bipolar II patients involves decreased activity in the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex.
Subsequent to finding a region of the brain's anterior cingulate cortex that was thicker in SuperAgers in comparison with healthy 50- to 65-year-olds, the researchers utilized magnetic resonance imaging of the cingulate cortex to compare postmortem brains of SuperAgers, cognitively average older men and women, and those who had mild cognitive impairment.
The CADM2 gene is linked to the communication process between brain cells, evidence of the genes activity is abundant in the frontal and cingulate cortex in the brain, areas of the brain involved thinking speed.