Periamygdaloid cortex

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Periamygdaloid cortex
Latin cortex periamygdaloideus
NeuroLex ID Periamygdaloid cortex
TA A14.1.09.415
FMA 62485
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

Periamygdaloid cortex (or periamygdalar area) is a portion of the rhinencephalon consisting of paleocortex.

The periamygdaloid cortex plays a role in olfaction.[1]

It has been suggested that the left periamygdalar region may play a role in yawning.[2]


  1. ^ Majak K, Pitkänen A (2003). "Projections from the periamygdaloid cortex to the amygdaloid complex, the hippocampal formation, and the parahippocampal region: a PHA-L study in the rat". Hippocampus. 13 (8): 922–42. doi:10.1002/hipo.10134. PMID 14750655. 
  2. ^ Schürmann M, Hesse MD, Stephan KE, et al. (February 2005). "Yearning to yawn: the neural basis of contagious yawning". NeuroImage. 24 (4): 1260–4. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2004.10.022. PMID 15670705. 

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