Cingulate gyrus

Cingulate gyrus

Infobox Brain
Latin = gyrus cinguli
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Caption = Medial surface of left cerebral hemisphere.

Caption2 = Human brain inferior-medial view (Cingulate gyrus is #7)
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Components = Anterior cingulate gyrus, Posterior cingulate gyrus
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BrainInfoNumber = 141
MeshName = Gyrus+Cinguli
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DorlandsPre = g_13
DorlandsSuf = 12405192

Cingulate gyrus (belt ridge in eng.) is a gyrus in the medial part of the brain. It partially wraps around the corpus callosum and is limited above by the cingulate sulcus.

The cortical part of the cingulate gyrus is referred to as cingulate cortex.


The cingulate gyrus receives inputs from the anterior nucleus of the thalamus and the neocortex, as well as from somatosensory areas of the cerebral cortex. It projects to the entorhinal cortex via the cingulum.


It functions as an integral part of the limbic system, which is involved with emotion formation and processing, learning, and memory. Also, executive control needed to suppress inappropriate unconscious priming is known to involve the anterior cingulate gyrus.

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ee also

* Cingulate sulcus
* Cingulate cortex
* Brodmann area 24


* [ Pain Stimuli Recorded Over the Human Anterior Cingulate Gyrus] , Lenz, et al.

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