hypofrontality

hy·po·fron·tal·i·ty

(hī'pō-fron-tal'i-tē),
A decrease in the neuronal activity of various areas of the frontal lobes, arising from various etiologies and associated with a number of clinical symptoms or disorders.

hy·po·fron·tal·i·ty

(hī'pō-frŭn-tal'i-tē)
A decrease in the neuronal activity of various areas of the frontal lobes, arising from various causes and associated with a number of clinical symptoms or disorders.
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4) and reported that hypofrontality could reduce self-awareness and induce delusional thoughts and deficiencies in rational judgment, both in REM sleep and in episodes of psychosis.
Hypofrontality in neuroleptic-naive patients and in patients with chronic schizophrenia: assessment with xenon 133 single-photon emission computed tomography and the Tower of London.
The test measured for an altered state of consciousness aligned with Dietrich's transient hypofrontality, which relates to daydreaming, runner's high, meditation, and even some drug highs.
CNS: dilated ventricles, reduced brain volume and gray matter volume; hypofrontality, neurocognitive deficits such as executive functioning, working memory, and attention; neurophysiologic (low amplitudes on evoked potentials)
Humans are also led astray by phenomena such as inattentional blindness, primacy, recency, attentional bias, and hypofrontality.
Hypofrontality in schizophrenia: disrupted dysfunctional circuits in neuroleptic-nai've patients.
Again the most frequent hypothesis is the hypofrontality of brain structures and networks (Kim, Kwon, & Chang, 2011; Uekermann, Channon, & Daum, 2006; Uekermann, Channon, Winkel, Schlebusch, & Daum, 2007).
Hypofrontality, on the other hand, is often associated with behavioral problems, resulting from the exercise of poor judgment and from impulsivity.
A recent hypothesis, based on evidence of frontal lobe dysfunction in patients with depression, proposed that exercise-induced, transient hypofrontality might be a neural mechanism by which exercise offers mental health benefits (Dietrich, 2006).
2004, 557), a condition referred to as hypofrontality.