area 8 of Brodmann (human)
Acronym: 8
The term area 8 of Brodmann (human) refers to a subdivision of the cytoarchitecturally defined frontal region of cerebral cortex. In the human it is located primarily in the superior frontal gyrus extending from the cingulate sulcus on the medial surface over the margin of the hemisphere to the middle frontal gyrus. Cytoarchitecturally it is bounded caudally by the area 6 of Brodmann (human) and ventrally by the area 9 of Brodmann-1909 (human) ( Brodmann-1909 ).

Also known as: Brodmann's area 8NeuroNames ID : 2396

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