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frontal lobe

noun, Anatomy
the anterior part of each cerebral hemisphere, in front of the central sulcus.
Origin of frontal lobe
1875-80 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for frontal lobe
  • Previous studies of novelty-seeking behaviour suggest that it is managed by the brain's right frontal lobe.
  • The frontal lobe is responsible for high-level executive function and attention.
  • It can take up to twenty-one years to grow a fully functioning pre-frontal lobe, apparently.
  • Other great apes have a frontal lobe, fairly well developed, but not nearly as well developed as our own.
  • When a user concentrates, his or her frontal lobe needs more oxygen and the device can detect the change.
  • My brother had to relearn how to read, having lost a big chunk of his frontal lobe.
  • So face patches could be in the frontal lobe, she thought.
  • And plus, they don't have the frontal lobe power to hold back.
  • Then he heard of a radical new treatment for mental illness: drilling into the skull and disconnecting the frontal lobe.
  • Also would appreciate articles on frontal lobe accidents to the human brain, related to behavior after an event.
British Dictionary definitions for frontal lobe

frontal lobe

(anatomy) the anterior portion of each cerebral hemisphere, situated in front of the central sulcus
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frontal lobe in Medicine

frontal lobe n.
The largest portion of each cerebral hemisphere, anterior to the central sulcus.

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frontal lobe in Science
frontal lobe
The largest and forwardmost lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, responsible for the control of skilled motor activity, including speech. Mood and the ability to think are also controlled by the frontal lobe.
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