Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Prefrontal Cortex

Edited by Ana Starcevic

University of Belgrade


Branislav Filipovic

University of Belgrade, Serbia

The prefrontal cortex reaches its greatest development in the human brain, making up nearly one third of the neocortex. Due to its remarkable evolution, the prefrontal cortex plays an important role in higher integrative functions such as information processing, thinking, understanding, attention, behavior, motivation, emotions, working memory, and analysis. This book brings together theoretical and technical research advances on the prefrontal cortex, from the basic explanations of the neuronal architecture of the prefrontal cortex and its anatomy, presenting it as a morphological substrate for many psychological conditions, through normal and altered connectivity and its manifestation in different behavior and identification of organizational levels inside the prefrontal cortex through different neuroimaging methods. It also provides an interdisciplinary view of the prefrontal cortex and its issues and discovers the main role of this part of brain in psychosocial, economic, and cultural adaptation.

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Prefrontal CortexEdited by Ana Starcevic

Published: October 3rd 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73226

ISBN: 978-1-78923-904-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-903-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-726-8

Copyright year: 2018

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8 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

12 Dimensions Citations

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