Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or involving both the back and the side.

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or situated on both the back and the side

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the back and the side; dorsal and lateral in position; situated on the side of the back; dorsopleural. Also dorsilateral.

Etymologies

dorso- +‎ lateral (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The scientists found that a region of the brain known as the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, a broad portion of the front of the brain that extends to the sides, showed a slowdown in activity during improvisation.

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  • The study consisted of simple letter-recognition tests given to 17 volunteers, ages 19 to 48, while blood flow to a section in the front of the brain called the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex was measured by magnetic resonance imaging.

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  • The researchers found that when stimulating the left half of an area of the brain known as the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the answers tended to be largely lies, but when stimulating the opposite side of the brain, more honest answers began flowing forth.

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  • [4] One section of the frontal lobe, known as the dorsolateral frontal cortex, controls working memory (recently gained information).

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  • [3] One section of the frontal lobe, known as the dorsolateral frontal cortex, controls working memory (recently gained information).

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  • It's called the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, or DLPFC.

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  • he frontal lobe, known as the dorsolateral frontal cortex, controls working memory (recently gained information).

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  • Not only was their IQ score lower than their earlier performance, but they also showed brain changes in areas associated with fear and working memory amygdala, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, and nucleus accumbens suggesting that such lowered expectations brought about anxiety which prevented them from showing their true colors.

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  • As the information load increased, she found, so did activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, a region behind the forehead that is responsible for decision making and control of emotions.

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  • But as the researchers gave the bidders more and more information, activity in the dorsolateral PFC suddenly fell off, as if a circuit breaker had popped.

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