parahippocampal gyrus

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The gyrus of the cerebral cortex immediately adjacent to the hippocampus, considered as part of the limbic system. It receives a constant stream of information from the association areas that it transmits to the hippocampus, mainly via the entorhinal cortex, for consolidation in long-term memory, and it is also involved in the control of aggression. See also entorhinal cortex.

Subjects: Psychology.

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