Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to a cingulum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In entomology, surrounded by one or more colored bands: used especially in describing the thorax or abdomen.

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Examples

  • They included a region involved in regulating negative emotions and another called the cingulate, which activates when the brain makes judgments about forgiveness, among other things.

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  • Also overactive is a region involved in shifting attention, called the cingulate gyrus.

    The Anatomy of Violence

  • But he notes that yet another area of the brain, called the cingulate cortex, responds to conflicts like wanting to buy something that costs too much.

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  • In addition, the scans found significant reductions of "gray matter" (the portion of brain tissue that is dark in color) especially in areas of the brain called the cingulate and parietal lobe, and significant reductions of "white matter" (brain tissue that is lighter in color) in the parietal lobe.

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  • For example, an abnormal volume increase was noted in methamphetamine-exposed children in a region called the cingulate cortex, which is associated with control and conflict resolution.

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  • An abnormal volume increase was noted in meth-exposed children in a region called the cingulate cortex, which is associated with control and conflict resolution.

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  • However, the study finds that the brain's "executive network" - associated with high-level, complex problem-solving and including the lateral PFC and the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex - also becomes activated when we daydream.

    Boing Boing

  • Until now, the brain's "default network" - which is linked to easy, routine mental activity and includes the medial prefrontal cortex (PFC), the posterior cingulate cortex and the temporoparietal junction - was the only part of the brain thought to be active when our minds wander.

    Boing Boing

  • Parts of the prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortices, which play key roles in vigilance and scepticism when judging the truth and importance of what people say, were deactivated when the subjects listened to a supposed healer.

    Listening to Prayer Shuts Off Brain Activity Responsible for Scepticism | Impact Lab

  • Learning to meditate altered brain activity in the very same regions, such as the insula and anterior cingulate cortex, that are targeted by next-generation pain medications.

    Thinking Away the Pain

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