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Frontal Lobes


Brain Lobes

Brain Lobes

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Frontal Lobes:

The frontal lobes are one of the four main lobes or regions of the cerebral cortex. They are positioned at the frontmost region of the cerebral cortex and are involved in movement, decision-making, problem solving, and planning. There are three main divisions of the frontal lobes. They are the prefrontal cortex, the premotor area and the motor area. The prefrontal cortex is responsible for personality expression and the planning of complex cognitive behaviors. The premotor and motor areas of the frontal lobes contain nerves that control the execution of voluntary muscle movement.


The frontal lobes are involved in several functions of the body including:
  • Motor Functions
  • Higher Order Functions
  • Planning
  • Reasoning
  • Judgement
  • Impulse Control
  • Memory


Directionally, the frontal lobes are located in the anterior portion of the cerebral cortex.


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