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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Left rostrolateral prefrontal cortex is important for high-level thoughts, including monitoring and integrating information processed in other areas of the brain.
The prefrontal cortex controls executive function, assessing information and making decisions.
Because their prefrontal cortex is in development, teens are more likely to make decisions based on what provides instant gratification, such as a feeling of happiness.
Prior to starting a standard 1, 200 kcal/day weight-loss diet, all participants received a functional MRI study (fMRI) of the brain, which assessed regions, including the lateral prefrontal cortex, which is linked with self-regulation, and the ventral medial prefrontal cortex, a brain area involved in motivation, desire, and value.
Prior to starting a standard 1, 200 kcal/day weight-loss diet, all participants received a functional MRI study (fMRI) of the brain, which assessed regions including the lateral prefrontal cortex, which is linked with self-regulation, and the ventral medial prefrontal cortex, a brain area involved in motivation, desire, and value.
In the past, studies have shown people involved in violent crimes had an impairment in the prefrontal cortex, which suggests a connection with aggressive intentions.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging studies have shown that cerebellum and prefrontal cortex are most affected areas of the brain where volumes are reduced.
In research published today in the journal Nature Communications, a team of scientists led by Dr Taylor Schmitz and Professor Anderson used a task known as the 'Think/No-Think' procedure to identify a significant new brain process that enables the prefrontal cortex to successfully inhibit our thoughts.
[8,14] The areas of interest included: the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (IDLPFC), ventromedial prefrontal cortex, and anterior cingulate cortex.
The prefrontal cortex is vital in decision making, impulse control, risk management, logical thinking, organized thinking, personal development, attention and complex planning among others.
Each medial prefrontal cortex was excised, processed routinely and stained with the haematoxylin and eosin, and cresyl fast violet stains.