Primary olfactory cortex

The primary olfactory cortex is a portion of the cerebral cortex involved in olfaction.[1][2][3]

Some sources state that it includes the prepyriform area and the entorhinal cortex,[4] whilst others state that it includes the prepyriform area and the periamygdaloid cortex.[5]


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