Brodmann area 27

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Brodmann area 27
Brodmann Cytoarchitectonics 27.png
Medial surface of the brain with Brodmann's areas numbered.
Latin Area praesubicularis
NeuroLex ID Brodmann area 27
FMA 68624
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

Area 27 of Brodmann-1909 is a cytoarchitecturally defined cortical area that is a rostral part of the parahippocampal gyrus of the guenon (Brodmann-1909). It is commonly regarded as a synonym of presubiculum (Crosby-62).

The dorsal part of the presubiculum is more commonly known as the postsubiculum[1] and is of interest because it contains head direction cells, which are responsive to the facing direction of the head.[2]

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  1. ^ Swanson, L. W.; Cowan, W. M. (1977-03-01). "An autoradiographic study of the organization of the efferent connections of the hippocampal formation in the rat". The Journal of Comparative Neurology 172 (1): 49–84. doi:10.1002/cne.901720104. ISSN 0021-9967. PMID 65364. 
  2. ^ Taube, J. S.; Muller, R. U.; Ranck, J. B. (1990-02-01). "Head-direction cells recorded from the postsubiculum in freely moving rats. I. Description and quantitative analysis". The Journal of Neuroscience: The Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience 10 (2): 420–435. ISSN 0270-6474. PMID 2303851. 

External links[edit]

  • For Neuroanatomy of this area visit BrainInfo