Dentate gyrus

Last revised by Jeremy Jones on 27 Jul 2022

The dentate gyrus is located in the mesial temporal lobe and forms part of the hippocampal formation, along with the hippocampus proper and subiculum

The dentate gyrus receives fibers from the entorhinal cortex via the perforant path and projects fibers to the CA3 portion of the hippocampus. It may have a role in episodic memory formation 1

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1
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