The role of the domains of the anterior cingulate cortex in the functioning of human memory



The article presents the results of the study of the role of the main domains of the anterior cingulate cortex of the right and left hemispheres in the processes of memory in healthy elderly people, carried out with the help of the method of magnetic-resonance morphometry (МРММ). The research results show that there is a relationship between efficiency of performing various tests on memory and type of errors at extraction of a piece of information from memory with the level of development of certain parts of the anterior cingulate cortex, which allows us to put forward a hypothesis about the existence of two basic subsystems of the anterior cingulate cortex – front and rear dorsal, reciprocally affecting the implementation of neuropsychological tests on memory.

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Keywords: anterior cingulate cortex, gyrus cinguli, magnetic resonance morphometry (MPMM), human neuropsychology, memory

Journal rubric: Psychophysiology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kozlovsky S.A., Velichkovsky B.B., Vartanov A.V., Nikonova E.Y., Velichkovsky B.M. The role of the domains of the anterior cingulate cortex in the functioning of human memory. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2012. Vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 12–22. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

S. A. Kozlovsky, PhD in Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Science, e-mail:

Boris B. Velichkovsky, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Chair of Methodology of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Professor, Chair of General Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Alexandr V. Vartanov, PhD in Psychology, professor, Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Evgeniya Y. Nikonova, Assistant, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Boris M. Velichkovsky, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Corresponding Member of RAS, Director, Institute of Psychology of the University of Technology (Dresden, Germany), Director, Institute of Cognitive Research (Moscow), Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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