Definitions

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

  • adj. Both ventral and medial; extending toward the ventral surface and the median line.

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  • adj. Both ventral and medial

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as ventromedian.

Etymologies

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ventro- +‎ medial

Examples

  • This part of the brain is called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC).

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  • In another experiment published in March, University of Southern California neuroscientist Antonio R. Damasio and his colleagues showed that patients with damage to an area of the brain known as the ventromedial prefrontal cortex lack the ability to feel their way to moral answers.

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  • Activity in this area – known as the ventromedial prefrontal cortex – increases during anxiety and helps control strategies on how to respond to the threat.

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  • A smaller brain region in the middle - called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex - helps you weigh the myriad decisions coursing through your mind minute to minute.

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  • The finding comes from the work of Jeff Cooper, who spent his time as a Stanford doctoral candidate studying a part of the brain called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex.

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  • Functional MRI scans showed changes from Ritalin use in brain areas that reflect inhibitory control, particularly a region called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex.

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  • Patients with damage to this brain area, known as the ventromedial prefrontal cortex

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  • They were particularly interested in part of the brain called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vMPFC), known to be active when people think about themselves.

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  • The researchers were particularly interested in an area of the brain called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, which is known to be active when people think about themselves.

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  • Michael Lombardo, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen and colleagues from the Autism Research Centre at the university, used functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) imaging and concentrated particularly in part of the brain called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vMPFC), known to be active when people think about themselves.

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