anterior cingulate cortex is responsible for autonomic functions/control such as regulating blood pressure and heart rate AND rational cognitive funcitons. ACC is involved with early learning tasks. It has a lot of spindle cells. Stroop test activates the ACC.
Anxious? Activate your anterior cingulate cortex with a little meditation
It's amazing how such a little part of your brain can have such big affects in your life
Mother–daughter similarities in the brain are most pronounced in regions involved in controlling emotion: the amygdala (red), gyrus rectus (blue), orbitofrontal cortex (green), parahippocampus gyrus (yellow), and anterior cingulate cortex.