frontal lobe


Definition of frontal lobe

: the anterior division of each cerebral hemisphere

Examples of frontal lobe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In its frontal lobe predominance, Adams' CTE pathology was similar to that of Hernandez, 27. Tina Burnside, CNN, 14 Dec. 2021 Theoretically, a combination of the abnormalities caused by frontal lobe damage could lower someone's threshold for homicidal acts, McKee said. Michelle Liu, ajc, 14 Dec. 2021 Broca, a French contemporary of Darwin, observed that the human brain’s smell structures were quite small relative to its frontal lobe. Scott Sayare, Harper's Magazine, 23 Nov. 2021 There were multiple contusions and axonal injuries — the shearing, or tearing, of the nerve fibers — scattered throughout the brain, from the tip of the right frontal lobe to the deep recesses of the corpus callosum. John Branch, New York Times, 7 Oct. 2021 Other benefits include helping to increase concentration and better mental balance, as the frontal lobe is stimulated, as well as giving a relaxing effect, as the centre of the nervous system is treated. Angelina Villa-clarke, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021 Adriana Elgarresta, director of public relations at the Pace Gallery in New York, said in a statement that Mr. Close had been diagnosed with frontal lobe dementia in 2015 and that the immediate cause of death was was congestive heart failure. Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2021 Tyson suffered a brain bleed and damage to his frontal lobe from the beating. Jake Dima, Washington Examiner, 24 Apr. 2021 In fact, insomnia, nighttime wandering and daytime sleepiness are common for people with Alzheimer's, as well as other cognitive disorders such as Lewy body dementia and frontal lobe dementia. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of frontal lobe

1879, in the meaning defined above

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28 Dec 2021

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“Frontal lobe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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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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