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prefrontal cortex


'prefrontal cortex' can also refer to...

Prefrontal Cortex

Prefrontal Cortex

prefrontal cortex

prefrontal cortex

Prefrontal Cortex

Prefrontal Cortex

The Prefrontal Cortex Executive and Cognitive Functions

anterior prefrontal cortex

THE PREFRONTAL CORTEX.

dorsolateral prefrontal cortex n.

anterior prefrontal cortex n.

prefrontal cortex n.

dorsolateral prefrontal cortex

Rostral Prefrontal Cortex What Neuroimaging Can Learn from Human Neuropsychology

Medial prefrontal cortex choosing actions based on outcomes

Orbital prefrontal cortex choosing objects based on outcomes

Caudal prefrontal cortex searching for goals

Dorsal prefrontal cortex generating goals based on recent events

Ventral prefrontal cortex generating goals based on visual and auditory contexts

 

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The frontmost portion of the frontal lobe, in front of the primary and secondary motor cortex, uniquely large in the human brain, involved in anxiety and also in brain functions such as working memory, abstract thinking, social behaviour, and executive functions such as decision making and strategic planning, any or all of which are affected by lesions in this area. The right prefrontal cortex is involved in monitoring behaviour, resisting distractions, and providing an awareness of self and of time. See also attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, delayed-response task, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, object permanence, orbitofrontal cortex, ventromedial cortex. PFC abbrev. [From Latin prae in front + frons the forehead + -alis of or relating to + cortex bark or outer layer]

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