Monday, February 28, 2011

Straight Gyrus

Also called gyrus rectus in Latin, the straight gyrus is the portion of the frontal lobe lying alongside the medial orbital gyrus in each cerebral hemisphere. Bounded laterally by the olfactory sulcus, the straight gyrus is continuous with the superior frontal gyrus. It also receives inputs from the temporal lobe via the uncinate fasciculus. Although the gyrus rectus has not specific function, it is integrated to the rest of the frontal lobe, which has executive functions.