frontal lobe

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  • noun

Synonyms for frontal lobe

that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying directly behind the forehead

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It has been thought that frontal lobe expansion was particularly crucial to the development of modern human behaviour, thought and language, and that it is our bulging frontal lobes that truly make us human.
It concludes that the size of our frontal lobes cannot solely account for humans' superior cognitive abilities.
To find out more about what different parts of the frontal lobes do, neuroscientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) recently teamed up with researchers at the world's largest registry of brain-lesion patients.
Medications for ADHD usually involve the stimulation of frontal lobe function, thereby waking up the child's own brakes and executive function.
The group that played the nonviolent game showed more activation in the frontal lobes, including the anterior cingulate and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, during both Stroop tasks, reported Dr.
Hammond said he regressed to a childlike state during the weeks after his crash, a state which Mr Firth said can be brought on by injuring the frontal lobes of the brain.
The evolution of the human frontal lobes is compared to the evolution of our thought processes in terms of cognitive accuracy.
A cerebellar tonsillar herniation and soft, easily breakable frontal lobes were found.
But in the women's brains, there was substantially more cortical folding than in the men's brains in two regions--at the top of the frontal lobes and in the parietal lobes, toward the back of the brain.
Hastings, who spent almost four years researching the play, says Joyce and his wife Nora also considered having her lobotomised, a now discredited treatment involving surgery to the frontal lobes of the brain.
He became a roving instant brain surgeon, lining up patients in a row to jam ice picks simultaneously up both eye sockets to destroy both frontal lobes, taking less than 10 minutes per patient.
The first cortical localization that became widely accepted linked fluent, articulate speech to the frontal lobes.
The area of study that appears to be promising is the frontal lobes of the brain.
Durazzo's earlier identification--by MRI and magnetic resonance spectroscopy--of specific brain metabolite deficits in the frontal lobes and subcortical structures of smokers who had recently undergone alcohol detoxification (Alcohol.