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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When the viewers thought that the sisters were genetically related there was significant correlation between their brain activity in the insula, cingulate cortex, medial and lateral prefrontal cortex, superior temporal cortex and superior parietal cortex.
6 ( ANI ): Scientists have pinpointed areas of the brain - the inferior lateral prefrontal cortex and frontopolar cortex - that seem to serve as this "arbitrator" between the two decision-making systems, weighing the reliability of the predictions each makes and then allocating control accordingly.
It is thought that the dorsal "cognitive" region of the ACC (Brodmann areas 24b, 24c, and 32) has strong reciprocal connections with the lateral prefrontal cortex (lPFC), and that it is involved in planning and willed action selection (see Bush, Luu & Posner, 2000).
working memory processes within human lateral prefrontal cortex.
The lateral prefrontal cortex may diminish fear by decreasing activity in the amygdala similarly to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, which inhibits the amygdala during extinction.
discovered that emotions are controlled better by those with more activity in the lateral prefrontal cortex - the puzzle-solving area of the brain.
In contrast, soldiers with PTSD responded with reduced activity in the dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex and a decline in memory task performance--regardless of whether the distracting images depicted combat or noncombat scenes.
In healthy people, this region of the brain works hand in hand (or perhaps lobe in lobe) with a nearby region, the lateral prefrontal cortex, an area that stores rules and goals and also plays an important role in changing our decisions and actions.
Zhou and colleagues [95] studied the functional connection of the bilateral dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC); they found that patients with schizophrenia had reduced functional connection between the DLPFC and the parietal lobe, post cingulate gyrus, thalamus and striatum, but increased functional connection between the left DLPFC and the left mid-anterior temporal lobe and paralimbic regions.
Washington, August 13 ( ANI ): A well-connected core brain network based in the lateral prefrontal cortex and the posterior parietal cortex - parts of the brain most changed evolutionarily since our common ancestor with chimpanzees - contains "flexible hubs" coordinating the brain's responses to novel cognitive challenges, according to a study.
An interaction between the medial and lateral prefrontal cortex is thought to be critical for self-reflection, while several regions of the brain, most notably the medial prefrontal cortex, promote the prosocial behaviors of empathy, social cooperation, and altruism, said Dr.

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