In or relating to the foremost part of the frontal lobe of the brain.‘the prefrontal cortex’
- ‘Based on infrared light, the device would target the prefrontal cortex of the brain - where decisions are made and most societal inhibitions reside - and measure differences in blood flow.’
- ‘The scientists found that an area of the brain called the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex, located near our temples, processes spatial information - information related to movements that we are about to make.’
- ‘Six months later, the researchers found, the subjects who showed the most activity in the brain's right prefrontal cortex also had the lowest antibodies.’
- ‘When people, especially children, experience fear from external sources, the prefrontal cortex (thinking brain) has to provide a sense of safety.’
- ‘The scans also showed decreased activation of the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex - the brain's ‘superego,’ which keeps people from acting impulsively.’
Relating to or denoting a bone in front of the eye socket in some lower vertebrates (equivalent to part of the human ethmoid bone)
- ‘At least three pairs of horns are present on this animal, one on each premaxilla, prefrontal, and angular bones of the skull.’
A prefrontal bone.
- ‘This is also true for the prefrontal of Phosphatosaurus, based on the reconstruction published by Buffetaut.’
- ‘Viewed dorsally, this ridge is most of the prefrontals ' contribution to the skull roof.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.