frontal lobe

noun

Definition of frontal lobe 

: the anterior division of each cerebral hemisphere

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That control lies in the frontal lobe of the opposite side of the brain. Suzanne O’sullivan, WSJ, "Confessions of the Miswired Brain," 5 Oct. 2018 Rosemary’s younger sister, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, recalled that doctors had told their concerned patriarch that the procedure, in which the frontal lobes of the brain are scraped away, would help Rosemary. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Rosemary Kennedy sought friendship from her hired caretakers before undergoing a lobotomy, letters reveal," 13 Sep. 2018 Though far from the frontal lobe (language, memory, cognition, emotion), the tumor had stealthily taken over a third of my brain’s rightful space. Daphne Beal, Vogue, "After One Writer Finds Out She Has a Brain Tumor, She Confronts It Head On," 10 Aug. 2018 Part was the physical exertion; most was the deterioration of my left frontal lobe. Jonathan Reynolds, Town & Country, "At Your Service," 11 July 2014 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

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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frontal lobe

noun

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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