Neurobiology Basics: Posterior Cingulate Cortex

The Posterior Cingulate Cortex¬†forms a central node in the “default mode network” of the brain. The PCC along with the precuneus is implicated as a neural substrate for human awareness. In numerous studies on attention and awareness, the PCC has been found to be activated during self-related thinking. Distracted and controlled awareness corresponded with PCC activation.

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