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Brain: Cingulate gyrus
Gray727 cingulate gyrus.png
Medial surface of left cerebral hemisphere.
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Human brain inferior-medial view (Cingulate gyrus is #7)
Latin gyrus cinguli
Components Anterior cingulate gyrus, Posterior cingulate gyrus
NeuroNames hier-141
MeSH Gyrus+Cinguli
NeuroLex ID birnlex_798
Cingulate gyrus is shown in yellow.

Cingulate gyrus (belt ridge in eng.) is a gyrus in the medial part of the brain. It partially wraps around the corpus callosum and is limited above by the cingulate sulcus.

The cortical part of the cingulate gyrus is referred to as cingulate cortex.



The cingulate gyrus receives inputs from the anterior nucleus of the thalamus and the neocortex, as well as from somatosensory areas of the cerebral cortex. It projects to the entorhinal cortex via the cingulum.


It functions as an integral part of the limbic system, which is involved with emotion formation and processing, learning, and memory. Also, executive control needed to suppress inappropriate unconscious priming is known to involve the anterior cingulate gyrus. It is also involved in respiratory control.

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