frontal lobe


Definition of frontal lobe 

: the anterior division of each cerebral hemisphere

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But in modern humans, the frontal lobes of the brain have expanded toward the back and sides, creating structures called the frontal opercula. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Homo naledi’s brain: Like ours, but smaller," 14 May 2018 In casts from one skull, Brodmann’s area 47—a part of the frontal lobe associated with processing syntax and recognizing social emotions—is especially clearly visible. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Homo naledi’s brain: Like ours, but smaller," 14 May 2018 Now, at age 5, Noah is not properly developing executive function, which are the set of mental skills associated with the frontal lobe of the brain where Noah's abscess had been. Kaila White, azcentral, "After salmonella nearly killed their toddler, Glendale parents sue Foster Farms – and win," 11 June 2018 The pressure from the air cavity may have also caused a small stroke in the patient's frontal lobe, resulting in the left-side weakness and gait instability that prompted his hospital visit, according to Brown. Mark Lieber, CNN, "Doctors find air pocket hidden in man's brain," 13 Mar. 2018 The loss of a portion of the frontal lobe did have certain deleterious effects: the patients developed a lack of inhibition of inappropriate emotions or actions, motor deficits, or uncontrollable repetition of specific action or words. Christof Koch, Scientific American, "What Is Consciousness?," 8 May 2018 Hernandez’s frontal lobe is covered in dark brown spots. Alex Prewitt,, "Hockey Players Are the Next Frontier in Head Trauma Research," 7 May 2018 The skills are mainly controlled by the frontal lobe of our brains - the part that allows us to set and work toward goals, regulate our emotions, solve problems and make decisions. Scott Lutostanski,, "The compelling case for being an 'intentionally lazy' parent," 10 Apr. 2018 Your frontal lobes, which will mediate restraint and organization, will not develop fully for at least 20 years. Sara Manning Peskin,, "Welcome, baby! Here’s what we were like before we were your parents," 30 Mar. 2018

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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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