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Behavioural Neurology
Volume 6 (1993), Issue 2, Pages 75-81
http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/BEN-1993-6202

Prefrontal Abilities

D. F. Benson

UCLA School of Medicine, 710 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1769, USA

Copyright © 1993 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The neuroanatomical region that has most prominently altered with the advancing cognitive competency of the human is the prefrontal cortex, particularly the rostral extreme. While the prefrontal cortex does not appear to contain the neural networks that carry out cognitive activities, the management of these high level manipulations, so uniquely characteristic of the human, appears dependent upon the prefrontal cortex.