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parahippocampus

Definitions

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  • n. A cortical region of grey matter that surrounds the hippocampus

Etymologies

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From para- +‎ hippocampus

Examples

  • In the blind participants, route recognition produced strong activation of several distinct sub-regions of the visual cortex, and of the right parahippocampus, which is known to contain cells that are involved in spatial navigation.

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  • There is also some evidence that the hippocampus encodes spatial information related to external cues, whereas the parahippocampus encodes it in relation to one's own movements.

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  • The amygdala lies beneath the parahippocampus and actually causes it to elevate.

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  • It can be seen that the core regions associated with the brain's default network, including the ventral and dorsal medial prefrontal gyrus (mPFG), the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC), the precuneus (PCu), the inferior parietal lobule (IPL), the angular gyrus (AG), the superior occipital gyrus (SOG), the lateral temporal cortex (LTC), and the hippocampus / parahippocampus (HIP / PHIP), showed significant correlations with the subjects 'spontaneous thought processes.

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