prefrontal cortex

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Noun1.prefrontal cortex - the anterior part of the frontal lobe
cerebral cortex, cerebral mantle, cortex, pallium - the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
lobe - (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part; "ear lobe"
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It should be evident that damage to the ventrolateral medial prefrontal cortex leads to impairment in the ability to predict the future consequences of one's own actions.
Each medial prefrontal cortex was excised, processed routinely and stained with the haematoxylin and eosin, and cresyl fast violet stains.
Corticosterone-induced enhancement of memory and synaptic Arc protein in the medial prefrontal cortex.
64) Another study of TM showed increased activity in the medial prefrontal cortex, while a study of mindfulness meditation showed decreased activity in the amygdala of adults exposed to stress.
The medial prefrontal cortex differentially regulates stress-induced c-fos expression in the forebrain depending on type of stressor.
Literature also suggests that many CTE students decide on a CTE program and ongoing career based on impulses again, a function of the underdeveloped medial prefrontal cortex.
The researchers found that different patterns of brain activity in the medial prefrontal cortex were associated with each of the four different personalities.
This in turn was associated with the age-related loss of neurons in the brain's medial prefrontal cortex region.
Improvements in reality monitoring--in which patients can distinguish a self-generated image, sound, or written phrase from one presented to them--corresponded to improvements in activation of the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), as confirmed by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
Evidence suggests that the hippocampus, the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and amygdala play an important role in extinction of conditioned fear responses.
Another study of manic and mixed BD I patients showed decreased activity in medial prefrontal cortex (MPFC) and the hippocampus as compared to HC (57).
Differential contribution of dorsal and ventral medial prefrontal cortex to the acquisition and extinction of conditioned fear in rats.

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