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The prefrontal areas of the frontal lobes (granular frontal cortex) can be regarded as association areas or intrinsic cortical areas (Mesulam, 2002).
The group and Yamaha said past research data have indicated the prefrontal area does not work as much when driving an automobile.
Although, contrary to Silberstein's findings of an increase in SSVEP amplitude and a decrease in SSVEP latency in the prefrontal area, the current study found an increased SSVEP latency in the frontal area and a decreased SSVEP latency posteriorly during the working memory tasks when compared to the CPT.
As the process of forgetting continues, a different prefrontal area quells the activity of structures implicated in conscious recall of information and emotions such as fear.
When participants decided for themselves to inhibit negative emotions, the scientists found activation in the dorso-medial prefrontal area of the brain.
Drevets and his colleagues studied positron emission tomography (PET) images and found a prefrontal area with reduced blood flow in the brains of 11 people with manic depression, compared to 39 individuals who had no history of severe psychiatric disorders.
Each prefrontal area belongs to a general memory network that receives dispatches from hard-bitten neural correspondents interested only in the contents, location, or time of various events, assert psychologist Lars Nyberg of Umea University in Sweden and his colleagues.
Deacon contends that the left-hemisphere region linking the hoots and coos of monkeys to human utterances is not Broca's area but a patch of tissue just in front of it called the prefrontal area.