How the Anterior Cingulate Cortex Affects Cognitive Function

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 4 min read

The human brain is a detailed roadmap of complex circuitry and essential neuron connectivity. Every part of the brain has its own unique responsibilities that determine who we are and how we function. The anterior cingulate cortex is responsible for a host of cognitive functions, including emotional expression, attention allocation, and mood regulation.