Anterior cingulate cortex regulation of sympathetic activity.

  title={Anterior cingulate cortex regulation of sympathetic activity.},
  author={Phan Luu and Michael I. Posner},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={126 Pt 10},
the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) is active in such a wide variety of cognitive and emotional tasks has become an important issue in recent research. In this issue of Brain, Critchley et al. (2003) report changes in heart rate in both cognitive and motor tasks related to the strength of activation in the ACC. They interpret their ®ndings as supporting a view that the anterior cingulate is involved in the regulation of autonomic activity according to the current context of behavior. At the… CONTINUE READING