frontopolar cortex

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The area of the frontal lobe immediately behind the forehead, specifically Brodmann Area 10, involved in strategic planning, problem-solving, reasoning, and episodic memory retrieval. See also Brodmann area and accompanying illustration. Also called the anterior prefrontal cortex. FPC abbrev. [From Latin frons forehead + polus end of an axis + -aris belonging to or like]

Subjects: Psychology.

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