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- adj. frontal polar
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This area, called the frontopolar cortex, is more developed in humans, and the French researchers suspect this means we are the only species able to multitask.
Not for My Brother the Idiot - I don't think he has much more of a frontopolar cortex left...
In the seven seconds before Haynes' subjects chose to push a button, activity shifted in their frontopolar cortex a brain region associated with high-level planning.
Christoff K, Gabrieli JD (2000) The frontopolar cortex and human cognition: Evidence for a rostrocaudal hierarchical organization within the human prefrontal cortex.
Poulter and his colleagues found that one of the thousands of types of receptors for GABA is underrepresented in the frontopolar cortex of people with major depressive disorder who have committed suicide as compared with nondepressed people who died of other causes.
The frontopolar cortex is involved in higher-order thinking, such as decision making.