midcingulate cortex
Acronym: MCC
The term midcingulate cortex refers to one of four parts of the cingulate cortex in the human and the macaque. It is defined on the basis of multiple criteria, including internal structure, connectivity, and function. The other parts are the anterior cingulate cortex, the posterior cingulate cortex, and the retrosplenial cortex.
     In the human the midcingulate cortex is located caudally in the anterior cingulate gyrus of the limbic lobe and the adjacent border of the superior frontal gyrus of the frontal lobe...the superior bank of the cingulate sulcus. Its location in the macaque is limited to the cingulate gyrus. In both species it is divided into two parts: the anterior midcingulate cortex and the posterior midcingulate cortex ( Vogt-2012 ).
     The equivalent in the rat and mouse may be located in the anterior cingulate area of the rodent ( Swanson-2004 ).
     
     

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