posterior midcingulate cortex
Acronym: pMCC
The term posterior midcingulate cortex refers to the more caudal of two parts of the midcingulate cortex located caudally in the anterior cingulate gyrus of the human and the macaque. The other part is the anterior midcingulate cortex. In humans the 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 posterior midcingulate cortex is composed of five parts organized from the corpus callosum out as area p33', area p24a', area p24b', and area p24d. It is similar in the macaque, except that the macaque lacks an inner area p33' ( Vogt-2012 ). ( 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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