frontal cortex


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Related to frontal cortex: amygdala, Prefrontal cortex, Hippocampus
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Noun1.frontal cortex - that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying directly behind the foreheadfrontal cortex - that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying directly behind the forehead
cerebral cortex, cerebral mantle, cortex, pallium - the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
frontal gyrus - any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the frontal lobe of the cerebrum
precentral gyrus - the convolution of the frontal lobe that is bounded in back by the central sulcus and that contains the motor area
lobe - (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part; "ear lobe"
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Measurements in thalamus, frontal cortex white matter (61), anterior cingulate (ACC), insular cortex and grey matter (62) did not reveal differences in NAA levels compared to healthy controls (HC).
Researchers have found that insomniacs experience an increase in metabolism in the brain's frontal cortex.
In smokers, however, smoking cues were significantly associated with activity in the anterior cingulate (in the frontal cortex), the middle occipital gyrus, and the hippocampus--all of which lie within the brain's addiction centers.
sex, happiness glowing in the left frontal cortex, grief with no words
The scans looked at the frontal cortex, the part of the human brain associated with impulse control.
* Transfrontal: interhemispheric fissure, frontal cortex in front of lateral ventricles, orbita, sphenoid
Bjork's research showed that while the game was being played, the middle frontal cortex was much more engaged/active in adults than in teens.
A series of 'characters' including Frederick Foresight (the frontal cortex) and others interact, with connections made between brain functioning and basic personality and operations.
Either the compulsive or contemplative planning would involve the frontal cortex and anterior cingulate.
I've become a follower of Dr Ryuta Kawashima, the Japanese neuro scientist who is gaining fame and fortune devising programmes to stimulate the frontal cortex of the human brain.
Although values were unaffected in the frontal cortex, both the occipital cortex and midbrain displayed significant increases after either continuous ETS exposure or ETS exposure restricted to the postnatal 6-13 month period.
However, another part of the brain, the orbital frontal cortex, determines whether or not people act on these cravings.