The prefrontal cortex is thought to play an important role in 'higher' brain functions. It is a critical part of the executive system, which refers to planning, reasoning, and judgment.
The prefrontal cortex is thought to play an important role in 'higher' brain functions. It is a critical part of the executive system, which refers to planning, reasoning, and judgment. It is also involved in personality and emotion by contributing to the assessment and control of appropriate social behaviors.
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1143. Prefrontal Cortex - Executive Functions
Professor Trevor Robbins explains that the prefrontal cortex is involved in executive functions such as planning and decision-making.
2155. Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex
Professor Philip Shaw outlines the main functions of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, which include planning, attention, and working memory.
817. Neural Structures and Schizophrenia
Professor David Lewis discusses how the diversity of symptoms in schizophrenia is reflected in the diversity of genetic and neural causes of the disorder.
An overview of thinking-related content on Genes to Cognition Online.
2355. Neuropathology of Bipolar Disorder
Doctor Ellen Leibenluft discusses brain regions associated with bipolar disorder, including the amygdala (which may be smaller) and prefrontal cortex (which may have different activity).
1288. Neuroimaging and Autism
Neuroimaging studies of autism highlight a dysfunctional mirror neuron system, particularly in an area called the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex.
2218. Parasympathetic systems, risk, and the brain
Professor Bruce McEwen describes how the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex mediate the parasympathetic system, which is associated with risk-taking.
An overview of attention-related content on Genes to Cognition Online.
1191. Neurons for Recognition
Professor Earl Miller explains that neurons in the prefrontal cortex respond to recognize very specific categories of object such as 'dog' or 'cat'.
1192. Prefrontal Cortex and Recognition
Professor Earl Miller describes research that shows objects are recognized using higher brain regions, specifically the prefrontal cortex.