frontal cortex


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fron·tal cor·tex

cortext of the frontal lobe of the cerebral hemisphere; originally, the entire cortical expanse anterior to the central sulcus, including the agranular motor and premotor cortex (Brodmann areas 4 and 6), the dysgranular cortex (Brodmann area 8), and the granular frontal (prefrontal) cortex anterior to the latter; now more often refers to the granular frontal (prefrontal) cortex.
Synonym(s): frontal area

fron·tal cor·tex

(frŏn'tăl kōr'teks)
Cortex of the frontal lobe of the cerebral hemisphere.
Synonym(s): frontal area.

Frontal cortex

The part of the human brain associated with aggressiveness and impulse control. Abnormalities in the frontal cortex are associated with an increased risk of suicide.
Mentioned in: Suicide
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The anterior cingulate cortex is a primitive part of the brain and the higher frontal cortex is controlling that," he explained to delegates.
The frontal cortex is important in planning, impulse control, and attention.
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