BrainRegionNSA NC PH PRP

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Prepyriform Cortex

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This page covers biological details of component Prepyriform Cortex. Region is part of aHuman target integrated biological model.

  • Top-down path to region: Cerebral Cortex -> Parahippocampal Lobe (NC.LOBE.PH) -> Anterior Parahippocampal Gyrus (FMM.NC.PHA) -> Rhinal Cortex (NC.PHA.RH) -> Prepyriform Cortex (NSA.NC.PH.PRP) (see Mind Maps)
  • Type: cortex
  • Quality: L0
  • Brain area: Neocortical Brain - Sensory Aggregation Area (NSA)
  • Area circuit: Neocortical Smell and Taste Aggregation (SMT)
  • Brodmann ID: 51
  • Role: cortex.generic
  • Function: Perception of smells, relay via MD to PFC




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Inbound Region Connections:

Source Area Source Region Source Name Type Role Reference
LPC LPC.FT.MOB Main Olfactory Bulb excitatory-glu uncertain Summary of main projection pathways in the olfactory system (MOB -> TEC)

Outbound Region Connections:

Target Area Target Region Target Name Type Role Reference
LAC LAC.FD.HT.VLPO Ventrolateral Preoptic Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)
NCP NCP.NC.INS.AIC Anterior Insular Cortex feedforward-glu uncertain (unknown reference)

Thirdparty Circuits


AMO=Anterior Cortical Amygdaloid Nucleus,FAM.FT.AM.COA
AON=Anterior Olfactory Nucleus,LPC.FT.AON
OB=Main Olfactory Bulb,LPC.FT.MOB
OE=Main Olfactory Epithelium,LPC.PN.SG.MOE
PC=Prepyriform Cortex,NSA.NC.PH.PRP

AMYG=Cortical Amygdaloid Nucleus,FAM.FT.AM.CO (see Amygdala)
AOB=Accessory Olfactory Bulb,LPC.FT.AOB
AON=Anterior Olfactory Nucleus,LPC.FT.AON
HC=Hippocampus,FMM.FT.HC (see Hippocampal Formation)
MD=Mediodorsal Nucleus of Thalamus,FD.TH.MD (see Cognitive Thalamus)
MHT=Dorsomedial Hypothalamic Nucleus,LAC.FD.HT.DM
MOB=Main Olfactory Bulb,LPC.FT.MOB
MOE=Main Olfactory Epithelium,LPC.PN.SG.MOE
OT=Olfactory Tubercle,LPC.FT.OT
PC=Piriform Cortex,NSA.NC.PH.PIR
PHT=Posterior Hypothalamic Area,LAC.FD.HT.POS (see Hypothalamus)
TEC=Prepyriform Cortex,NSA.NC.PH.PRP
VNO=Vomeronasal Organ,LPC.PN.SG.VNO