frontal lobe


Definition of frontal lobe

: the anterior division of each cerebral hemisphere

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Recent Examples on the Web Sometimes brains are drawn backwards, with the brainstem and frontal lobe facing the wrong way, or knee and elbow joints are depicted bending in the wrong direction. Sara Harrison, Wired, "In a Pandemic, Medical Illustrators Made Science Accessible," 29 Dec. 2020 Weinstein underwent neuroimaging tests, which confirmed what his attorneys had suspected: a cyst had impinged upon large parts of Weinstein’s frontal lobe, the seat of impulse control in the brain. Lindsay Gray, Scientific American, "What Does a Guilty Brain Look Like?," 18 Nov. 2020 Rising Japanese techno producer Risa Taniguchi drops her three-song Rockim EP, the title track of which sounds like a swarm of bees coming directly for your frontal lobe in the best way possible. Katie Bain, Billboard, "First Spin: The Week's Best New Dance Tracks From Zhu & 24kGoldn, Shimza, Rina Taniguchi & More," 6 Nov. 2020 The assault caused damage to Prince’s brain — particularly the frontal lobe, responsible for judgment and emotional processing — which, coupled with his already irregular brain, likely exacerbated his mental issues. James Whitlow,, "Psychiatrist testifies that accused Advanced Granite shooter Radee Prince suffers from host of mental illnesses," 23 Oct. 2020 Succeeding at the game theoretically rebuilds broken circuits in the frontal lobe. The Salt Lake Tribune, "University of Utah lab is developing a video game to ease depression in older adults," 9 Aug. 2020 She’d been shot in the forehead, where the bullet pierced her frontal lobe and exited the top of her skull. Amber Hunt,, "Backstory: Pregnant mother Brittany Stykes' cold-blooded killing still unsolved nearly 7 years later," 19 May 2020 Kids already have a hard enough time regulating feelings because the frontal lobe (the part of the brain that controls rational thought) develops through adolescence. Jamie Kiffel-alcheh, National Geographic, "How to keep kids positive through the pandemic," 4 May 2020 The complication caused swelling of her brain tissue and a lesion on her frontal lobe. Stephanie Toone, ajc, "Rare condition leads to 5-year-old Michigan girl succumbing to COVID-19," 20 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of frontal lobe

1879, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jan 2021

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“Frontal lobe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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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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