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

Some sources state that it includes the prepyriform area and entorhinal area.[4]

Other sources state that it consists of the prepiriform cortex and periamygdaloid cortex.[5]


  1. Sylvius Neuroanatomical Reference. URL accessed on 2009-11-20.
  2. Zelano C, Montag J, Khan R, Sobel N (2009). A specialized odor memory buffer in primary olfactory cortex. PLoS ONE 4 (3): e4965.
  3. Johnson DM, Illig KR, Behan M, Haberly LB (September 2000). New features of connectivity in piriform cortex visualized by intracellular injection of pyramidal cells suggest that "primary" olfactory cortex functions like "association" cortex in other sensory systems. J. Neurosci. 20 (18): 6974–82.
  4. Anatomy of Olfactory System: eMedicine Clinical Procedures. URL accessed on 2009-11-20.
  5. Fix, James D. (2002). Neuroanatomy, 326, Hagerstwon, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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