dorsal posterior cingulate cortex
Acronym: dPCC
The term dorsal posterior cingulate cortex refers to the larger of two parts of the posterior cingulate cortex in the human and the macaque ( Vogt-2012 ). It is defined on the basis of multiple criteria including internal structure, connectivity, and function. The other component is the ventral posterior cingulate cortex.
     It is located in the posterior cingulate gyrus and rostral portion of the precuneus with a narrow extension to the parietal lobe in the upper bank of the cingulate sulcus. It has four components: area 23c of Vogt, area 23d of Vogt, area d23, and area d31. Its location and composition in the macaque are similar, except that extension into the parietal lobe is lacking.
     It may have partial equivalence to the cingulate/retrosplenial cortex of the rat ( Swanson-2004 ) and the mouse ( Hof-2000 ).

Also known as: dorsal PCCNeuroNames ID : 3569

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