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
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The hippocampus completes the action-perception cycle by returning the labeled percept to the entorhinal cortex.
For brain-volume changes both within individuals and across individuals of different ages, the hippocampus and subregions of the prefrontal cortex showed sizable reductions with age, whereas the entorhinal cortex and primary visual cortex showed minimal or no such reductions (fig.
Redish and Touretzky (1997) have Suggested that the path integration is accomplished by an anatomical loop that includes the hippocampus, the subiculum, the parasubiculum and the entorhinal cortex.
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You could envisage the stimulation of the entorhinal cortex region of people with very early forms of Alzheimer's," Palmer said.
Earlier research demonstrated that contextual memories are formed and stored in two interconnected brain regions: the hippocampus and the entorhinal cortex, which are involved in memory and navigation.
They also measured the size of the entorhinal cortex and hippocampus--two brain regions involved with memory.
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In order to see what happened inside the brain during acquisition, 16 electrode pairs were inserted in the hippocampus and in different areas of the entorhinal cortex.