Dorsomedial prefrontal cortex

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A note for Lesson no. 2, "Your Brain Is a Network," in Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 38‌‌ is: part of your famous prefrontal cortex, called the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex.

Dorsomedial prefrontal cortex is a swath of the cerebral cortex that is on the inside (medial surface) of each of cerebral hemisphere. It is at the top (dorsal). It is important for body budgeting (allostasis) but is regularly involved in many other psychological events.[1] For a fun illustration, see Yeo et al (components 9 through 12 contain dorsomedial prefrontal cortex).[2]


  1. Kleckner, Ian R., Jiahe Zhang, Alexandra Touroutoglou, Lorena Chanes, Chengie Xia, W. Kyle Simmons, Karen S. Quigley, Brad C. Dickerson, and Lisa Feldman Barrett. 2017. "Evidence For a Large-Scale Brain System Supporting Allostasis and Interoception in Humans." Nature Human Behavior 1 (5): 1–14.
  2. Yeo, BT Thomas, Fenna M. Krienen, Simon B. Eickhoff, Siti N. Yaakub, Peter T. Fox, Randy L. Buckner, Christopher L. Asplund, and Michael WL Chee. 2015. "Functional Specialization and Flexibility in Human Association Cortex," Cerebral Cortex 25 (10): 3654–3672