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Prefrontal cortex

Name: Prefrontal cortex
Description: The anterior part of the frontal lobes of the brain, lying in front of the motor and premotor areas.

This brain region has been implicated in planning complex cognitive behaviors, personality expression, decision making and moderating correct social behavior. The basic activity of this brain region is considered to be orchestration of thoughts and actions in accordance with internal goals.

The most typical psychological term for functions carried out by the pre-frontal cortex area is executive function. Executive function relates to abilities to differentiate among conflicting thoughts, determine good and bad, better and best, same and different, future consequences of current activities, working toward a defined goal, prediction of outcomes, expectation based on actions, and social "control" (the ability to suppress urges that, if not suppressed, could lead to socially-unacceptable outcomes).

Many authors have indicated an integral link between a person's personality and the functions of the prefrontal cortex. - definition adapted from Wikipedia
Is part of: frontal cortex
Super-category: Regional part of brain
Id: nlx_anat_090801
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Neurons in Prefrontal cortex

Neocortex Dorsolateral Prefrontal Area layer 1 parvalbumin cell, Neocortex Dorsolateral Prefrontal Area layer 2 parvalbumin cell, Neocortex Dorsolateral Prefrontal Area layer 3 parvalbumin cell, Neocortex Dorsolateral Prefrontal Area layer 4 parvalbumin cell, Neocortex Dorsolateral Prefrontal Area layer 5 parvalbumin cell, Neocortex Dorsolateral Prefrontal Area layer 6 parvalbumin cell, Neocortex Dorsolateral prefrontal area layer 1 GABAergic cell, Neocortex Dorsolateral prefrontal area layer 2 Calbindin cell, Neocortex Dorsolateral prefrontal area layer 2 GABAergic cell, Neocortex Dorsolateral prefrontal area layer 3 Calbindin cell, Neocortex Dorsolateral prefrontal area layer 3 GABAergic cell, Neocortex Dorsolateral prefrontal area layer 3 glutamatergic cell, Neocortex Dorsolateral prefrontal area layer 4 Calbindin cell, Neocortex dorsolateral prefrontal area layer 5 calbindin cell, Neocortex dorsolateral prefrontal area layer 6 calbindin cell are neurons that can be found in Prefrontal cortex or its parts.

Dendrites in Prefrontal cortex

Neocortex Dorsolateral prefrontal area layer 2 Calbindin cell are neurons whose dendrites can be found in Prefrontal cortex or its parts.

Parts of Prefrontal cortex

Inferred outgoing projections for Prefrontal cortex

The following brain regions receive axons from Prefrontal cortex: Caudate nucleus, Ventral tegmental area. The statements about these projections are not made on this page, but rather are made on the pages linked here.

Inferred incoming projections for Prefrontal cortex

The following brain regions send axons into Prefrontal cortex: Ventral tegmental area. The statements about these projections are not made on this page, but rather are made on the pages linked here.


Notes

This page uses this default form:PONS_brain_region

Contributors

Bandrow, Ccdbuser, Memartone



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CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionThe anterior part of the frontal lobes of The anterior part of the frontal lobes of the brain, lying in front of the motor and premotor areas.

This brain region has been implicated in planning complex cognitive behaviors, personality expression, decision making and moderating correct social behavior. The basic activity of this brain region is considered to be orchestration of thoughts and actions in accordance with internal goals.

The most typical psychological term for functions carried out by the pre-frontal cortex area is executive function. Executive function relates to abilities to differentiate among conflicting thoughts, determine good and bad, better and best, same and different, future consequences of current activities, working toward a defined goal, prediction of outcomes, expectation based on actions, and social "control" (the ability to suppress urges that, if not suppressed, could lead to socially-unacceptable outcomes).

Many authors have indicated an integral link between a person's personality and the functions of the prefrontal cortex. - definition adapted from Wikipedia
ortex. - definition adapted from Wikipedia
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
Idnlx_anat_090801  +
Is part ofFrontal cortex  +
LabelPrefrontal cortex  +
ModifiedDate27 April 2012  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
SuperCategoryRegional part of brain  +