posterior cortical amygdalar nucleus
The term posterior cortical amygdalar nucleus refers to one of two subdivisions of the cortical amygdalar nucleus as identified by multiple criteria. It is located caudal to the other subdivision, the anterior cortical amygdalar nucleus. In the human ( Mai-1997 ) and the macaque ( Paxinos-2009a ) its surface is the anterior part of the periamygdalar area of the parahippocampal gyrus on the medial surface of the temporal lobe. In the rat ( Swanson-2004 ) and the mouse ( Hof-2000 ) it is located on the ventral surface of the cerebral hemisphere medial to the piriform area. The boundaries and internal subdivisions of the structure vary from author to author depending on species and method of identification. In the human it is divided into the dorsal part of the posterior cortical nucleus and ventral part of the posterior cortical nucleus ( Mai-1997 ); some authors include an intermediate part of the posterior cortical nucleus ( Olmos-2004 ). In the rat ( Swanson-2004 ) and the mouse ( Franklin-2008 ) it is divided into a posterolateral cortical amygdalar nucleus and posteromedial cortical amygdalar nucleus.

Also known as: posterior cortical amygdaloid nucleusNeuroNames ID : 2640

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