piriform area

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Related to Piriform cortex: amygdala, Anterior olfactory nucleus, Olfactory tubercle, Orbitofrontal cortex
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Noun1.piriform area - pear-shaped neural structure on either side of the brain in the rhinencephalon
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
olfactory brain, rhinencephalon - a center in the cerebral hemispheres that governs the sense of smell in lower animals; in humans it seems to mediate complex emotional behavior
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After the smell deprivation, researchers found an increase in activity in the orbital frontal cortex and a decrease of activity in the piriform cortex, two regions related to the sense of smell.
When volunteers sniffed in the absence of any odor, brain images showed that an area called the piriform cortex was most active.
Structure Neocortex Hippocampus Piriform cortex Subpallial structures Hypothalamus Diencephalon Midbrain Cerebellum Hindbrain Spinal cord Vascular supply Imaging techniques