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prefrontal

[pree-fruhn-tl] /priˈfrʌn tl/
adjective, Anatomy
1.
anterior to, situated in, or pertaining to the anterior part of a frontal structure.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; pre- + frontal
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  • Among teenagers, for instance, the prefrontal cortex still has much growing up to do.
  • The part of the brain doing this trick is the newest part of the brain-it's the prefrontal cortex, part of the prefrontal lobe.
  • Instead, they are sent to the prefrontal cortex for longer-term storage.
  • The prefrontal cortex is only the latest phase of that evolution.
  • The prefrontal lobe, in crosshairs, shows new activity.
  • The prefrontal cortex is the chief executive of our brain.
  • Activity was also decreased in parts of the parietal and prefrontal regions involved in consciousness and awareness of change.
  • The planning and decision-making part of the brain, the prefrontal cortex, also grew.
  • They included the prefrontal cortex and other regions typically linked to social and cognitive behaviors.
  • Speaking of secrets and lies: the contribution of ventrolateral prefrontal cortex to vocal deception.
British Dictionary definitions for prefrontal

prefrontal

/priːˈfrʌntəl/
adjective
1.
situated in, involving, or relating to the foremost part of the frontal lobe of the brain
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prefrontal in Medicine

prefrontal pre·fron·tal (prē-frŭn'tl)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or situated in the anterior part of the frontal lobe.

  2. Situated anterior to the frontal bone.

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