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The size of a two-dimensional space. One calculates the area by multiplying the area's length by its width.
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A measurement of the square footage contained within certain boundaries.
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The prefrontal areas could be a target for interventional studies that attempt to enable motor recovery of people with severe upper limb impairment.
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.
Using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a technique that produces a magnetic field that can temporarily "knock out" or inhibit activity in specific parts of the brain, the team discovered that when the lateral prefrontal area of the brain (a region known for executive function) was inhibited by the stimulation, participants showed more emotional spillover.
The drug also decreases BDNF levels elevation induced by stress in the prefrontal area of cerebral cortex [22, 23].
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. At the physical anthropology meeting, Deacon cited evidence that similar neuronal connections exist in the prefrontal areas of both monkeys and humans.