BrainRegionNSA NC STG A3

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Wernicke's area A3

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This page covers biological details of component Wernicke's area A3. Region is part of aHuman target integrated biological model.

  • Top-down path to region: Cerebral Cortex -> Temporal Lobe (NC.LOBE.TEMP) -> Superior Temporal Gyrus (NC.STG) -> Wernicke's area A3 (NSA.NC.STG.A3) (see Mind Maps)
  • Type: cortex
  • Quality: L0
  • Brain area: Neocortical Brain - Sensory Aggregation Area (NSA)
  • Area circuit: Neocortical Audition Aggregation (NAA)
  • Brodmann ID: 22
  • Role: cortex.generic
  • Function: Classify with respect to content
  • Notes to function:
    • 22a, Melody perception, sequences of tones




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Inbound Region Connections:

Source Area Source Region Source Name Type Role Reference
NSA NSA.NC.STG.A4 Wernicke's area A4 feedforward-glu uncertain Cortical Auditory System (AC22 -> STS22)
NSA.NC.TTG.A1 Primary Auditory Cortex feedforward-glu uncertain Cortico-Cortical Connectivity (A1 -> AA)

Outbound Region Connections:

Target Area Target Region Target Name Type Role Reference
FAM FAM.FT.AM.LAVM Ventromedial Amygdaloid Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain Amygdala and its network (STC -> LA, abstract)
FMM FMM.NC.PH.LEC Lateral Entorhinal Cortex feedforward-glu uncertain (unknown reference)
NCP NCP.NC.TPC Temporopolar Cortex feedforward-glu uncertain Language-Related Regions (STG22a -> TC)
NMA NMA.NC.PMC.F4 Ventral Caudal Premotor Cortex feedforward-glu uncertain Dual Auditory Processing (ST -> VLPFC, abstract)
NPE NPE.NC.BRA.PT Broca's Area Pars Triangularis feedforward-glu uncertain Cortical Auditory System (STS22 -> IFC45, abstract)
NPE.NC.IPL.SMW Supramarginal Wernike Cortex feedforward-glu uncertain Cortico-Cortical Connectivity (AA -> PTHA, abstract)

Thirdparty Circuits


A1=Primary Auditory Cortex,NSA.NC.TTG.A1
DLPFC=Dorsal Premotor Cortex,MCA.NC.DPMC (see Premotor Cortex)
PPC=Supramarginal Gyrus,NC.IPL.SMG (see Inferior Parietal Lobule)
ST=Wernicke's area A3,NSA.NC.STG.A3
VLPFC=Ventral Premotor Cortex,MCA.NC.VPMC (see Premotor Cortex)

AC22=Wernicke's area A4,NSA.NC.STG.A4
Belt42=Auditory Association Area,NSA.NC.TTG.A2
Core41=Primary Auditory Cortex,NSA.NC.TTG.A1
IFC44=Broca's Area,NPE.NC.PFC.BRA (see Lateral Prefrontal Cortex)
IFC45=Broca's Area,NPE.NC.PFC.BRA (see Lateral Prefrontal Cortex)
IPL40=Supramarginal Gyrus,NC.IPL.SMG (see Inferior Parietal Lobule)
PMC6=Ventral Premotor Cortex,MCA.NC.VPMC (see Premotor Cortex)
PMC8=Anterior Frontal Eye Field,NPE.NC.PMC.AFEF
STS22=Wernicke's area A3,NSA.NC.STG.A3

BA44=Broca's Area,NPE.NC.PFC.BRA (see Lateral Prefrontal Cortex)
BA45=Broca's Area,NPE.NC.PFC.BRA (see Lateral Prefrontal Cortex)
IFG=Broca's Area,NPE.NC.PFC.BRA (see Lateral Prefrontal Cortex)
MTG21=Preoccipital Inferotemporal Area,NSA.NC.IT.TEO
PMC=Premotor Cortex,NC.PMC
STG22a=Wernicke's area A3,NSA.NC.STG.A3
STG22b=Wernicke's area A4,NSA.NC.STG.A4
TC=Temporopolar Cortex,NCP.NC.TPC
pSTC=Wernicke's area A4,NSA.NC.STG.A4
vIFC=Inferior Prefrontal Gyrus,NDM.NC.AL.IPG

A1=Primary Auditory Cortex,NSA.NC.TTG.A1
AA=Wernicke's area A3,NSA.NC.STG.A3
M1=Motor Cortex,NMA.NC.MC
MA=Premotor Cortex,NC.PMC
PFC=Prefrontal Cortex,NC.AL.PFC
PTHA=Inferior Parietal Lobule,NC.IPL
S1=Primary Somatosensory Cortex,NCP.NC.PG.S1
SA=Somatosensory Association Cortex,NCP.NC.SPL.SA
V1=Primary Visual Cortex,NSA.NC.OCC.V1
VA=Secondary Visual Cortex,NSA.NC.OCC.V2 (see Occipital Lobe)

BLN=Parvicellular Basal Amygdaloid Nucleus,FAM.FT.AM.BP
CEA=Central Amygdala,FAM.FT.AM.CEA (see Amygdala)
EC=Entorhinal Cortex,FMM.NC.PH.ET (see Rhinal Cortex)
HC=Hippocampus,FMM.FT.HC (see Hippocampal Formation)
HTS=Lateral Hypothalamic Nucleus,LAC.FD.HT.LTN
ITC=Inferotemporal Cortex,NSA.NC.IT.TE
LA=Lateral Amygdaloid Nucleus,FAM.FT.AM.LA (see Amygdala)
LHB=Lateral Habenula,FAM.FD.LHB (see Habenula)
MD=Mediodorsal Nucleus of Thalamus,FD.TH.MD (see Cognitive Thalamus)
MPFC=Orbitomedial Prefrontal Cortex,NC.AL.OMPFC
NACC=Accumbens Nucleus,FEC.FT.ACC (see Basal Ganglia)
PAG=Periaqueductal Gray Matter,LMC.MM.PAG
RMTG=Rostromedial Tegmental Nucleus,FEC.HT.TG.RMTG
STC=Wernicke's area A3,NSA.NC.STG.A3
VGDM=Vagus Nucleus,LAC.HL.VGN
VTA=Ventral Tegmental Area,LMC.MM.VTA