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The size of a two-dimensional space. One calculates the area by multiplying the area's length by its width.

area

A measurement of the square footage contained within certain boundaries.
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The group, led by Ryuta Kawashima, a professor who is known for brain research, looked into brain functions as measured by devices put on the heads of 21 males riding motorcycles and found their brains' prefrontal areas activated.
Pronounced activity in another prefrontal area accompanied sparse blood flow in the hippocampus and amygdala, areas responsible for consciously recalled memories and fear conditioning, respectively.
Although researchers are just beginning to explore the function of the prefrontal area, Deacon says it apparently programs and organizes brain messages, which are then sent to motor areas that produce various types of primate calls.
TMS normalized depression-related hyperconnectivity between the subgenual cingulate and medial prefrontal areas of the DMN, but did not alter connectivity in the CEN.