The frontal lobe is part of the cerebral cortex and is the largest of the brain's structures. It is the main site of soâ€“called 'higher' cognitive functions.
The frontal lobes are part of the cerebral cortex and are the largest of the brain's structures. They are the main site of soâ€“called 'higher' cognitive functions. The frontal lobes contain a number of important substructures, including the prefrontal cortex, orbitofrontal cortex, motor and premotor cortices, and Broca's area. These substructures are involved in attention and thought, voluntary movement, decisionâ€“making, and language.
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