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Brain: Periamygdaloid cortex
Latin cortex periamygdaloideus
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MeSH [1]

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.
  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.

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