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Perirhinal Cortex

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The perirhinal cortex plays an important role in object recognition and in storing information (memories) about objects. It is highly connected to other brain structures.
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The perirhinal cortex plays an important role in object recognition and in storing information (memories) about objects. It is highly connected to other brain structures, including the amygdala, basal ganglia, and frontal cortex. These extensive connections allow the perirhinal cortex to specialize in associating objects with sensory information and potential consequences (e.g. reward).
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perirhinal, cortex, brain, structures, object, recognition
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