Anterior cingulate cortex

The anterior cingulate cortex is the part of the brain with connections to both the limbic system and the prefrontal cortex. It is sometimes called the “neural alarm system” as it is responsible for emotional regulation and processing.Stevens, F. L., Hurley, R. A., & Taber, K. H. (2011). Anterior cingulate cortex: unique role in cognition and emotion. The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 23(2), pp.121-125. Holland, J. (2015) Moody Bitches. New York: Penguin, p. 149.