frontal lobe


Definition of frontal lobe

: the anterior division of each cerebral hemisphere

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Recent Examples on the Web There is an insane pressure and responsibility put on a child [whose] brain, emotions, frontal lobes (decision making) aren’t developed yet. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Justin Bieber Talks Drug Abuse and Past Relationships in an Emotional Instagram Post," 3 Sep. 2019 Busey's frontal lobe damage, which made him more impulsive and prone to anger and delusions of grandeur, also impacted his creative mastery — his ability to compose music. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, "Gary Busey, Set to Play God, Believes "There Is No Death"," 22 Aug. 2019 Lin performed a surgery removing part of the frontal lobe of Williams' brain, which cured her of the seizures she's been having for two decades due to epilepsy. Daily Pilot, "A young woman can now live long and prosper, after brain surgery cures her of seizures," 16 July 2019 The fact that evolution has prioritized the development of a big frontal lobe in our brain (which gives us excellent executive and analytical abilities) over a natural ability to be happy, tells us a lot about nature’s priorities. Rafael Euba, Quartzy, "Why striving for happiness makes people miserable," 23 July 2019 Anyone with a fully functional frontal lobe could have imagined the Lakers would be getting Anthony Davis and would then be positioned nicely to win championships again. Los Angeles Times, "Letters: Dodgers fans still seeking relief," 19 July 2019 Burton suffered a traumatic brain injury when a bullet punctured his left frontal lobe during the Spanish-American War. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian, "How One Museum Is Giving a Voice to Former Mental Health Patients," 2 July 2019 After doctors appointments and trips to the emergency room, Palma went to see specialists at Mount Sinai Hospital who identified a lesion on her left frontal lobe, near a speech center. Lindsey Bever, Twin Cities, "Surgeons opened her skull to remove a cancerous tumor. Instead, they found a tapeworm.," 7 June 2019 But people who have had a large fraction of the frontal lobe removed — as used to happen in neurosurgical treatments of epilepsy — can seem remarkably normal, Koch says. Quanta Magazine, "Neuroscience Readies for a Showdown Over Consciousness Ideas," 6 Mar. 2019

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of frontal lobe

: the anterior division of each cerebral hemisphere having its lower part in the anterior fossa of the skull and bordered behind by the central sulcus

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