anterior midcingulate cortex
Acronym: aMCC
The term anterior midcingulate cortex refers to the more rostral of two parts of the midcingulate cortex, which is located caudally in the anterior cingulate gyrus of the human and the macaque. The more caudal part is the posterior midcingulate cortex. In humans the vertical boundary between the two is approximated by the VCA line. Both are defined on the basis of multiple criteria, including internal structure, connectivity, and function.
     In the human the anterior midcingulate cortex is composed of five parts organized from the corpus callosum out as area a33', area a24a', area a24b', area a24c', and area 32pr. The latter, area 32pr, extends across the cingulate sulcus into the adjacent part of the superior frontal gyrus. It is similar in the macaque, except that the macaque lacks an inner area a33' and an outer area 32pr ( Vogt-2012 ).
      The equivalent in the rat and mouse may be located in the anterior cingulate area of the rodent ( Swanson-2004 ).

Also known as: No other name for this structure has appeared in PubMed.NeuroNames ID : 3557

Species Having or Lacking this Structure

All Names & Sources

Internal Structure

Cells Found There

Genes Expressed There

Locus in Brain Hierarchy


Models Where It Appears

Publications About It

BrainInfo                           Copyright 1991-present                          University of Washington