anterior cingulate cortex

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The upper frontal part of the cingulate gyrus, implicated in decisions between competing responses, language processing, and monitoring of performance. It shows activity when a person experiences social exclusion or distress. ACC abbrev. [From Latin anterior in front, from ante before + cingulatus belted, from cingulus a belt, from cingere to surround or gird + cortex bark or outer layer]

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