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1. Of, relating to, or situated in the anterior part of the frontal lobe.
2. Situated anterior to the frontal bone.


(Anatomy) situated in, involving, or relating to the foremost part of the frontal lobe of the brain


(priˈfrʌn tl)

Anat. anterior to, situated in, or pertaining to the anterior part of a frontal structure.
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Adj.1.prefrontal - anterior to a frontal structure; "a prefrontal bone"; "prefrontal lobes"
anterior - of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body


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New work by researchers at Vanderbilt University and Harvard University confirms that a specific area of the brain, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, is crucial to punishment decisions.
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The bit of the brain that shows more activity when he says, `It only happened the one time and she doesn't mean a thing to me' is the anterior cingulate gyrus and parts of the prefrontal and premotor cortex.
Attention-deficit disorder is not a sickness, but a disorder that affects the prefrontal cortex in the brain.
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The differences in volumes in the anterior prefrontal cortex between lucid dreamers and non-lucid dreamers suggest that lucid dreaming and metacognition are indeed closely connected.
Luan Phan from University of Illinois at Chicago professor of psychiatry and colleagues examined alcohol's effects on connectivity between the amygdala and the prefrontal cortex during the processing of emotional stimuli - photographs of happy, fearful and angry faces - using functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI.
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