Ana Starcevic

University of Belgrade

Dr. Ana Starcevic is an Assistant Professor of Anatomy and researcher at the Medical Faculty, University of Belgrade. She holds PhD in Molecular medicine and has extensive experience and expertise in Basic and Applied Neuroscience. Translational approach in neuroscience is one of her main research goals, as it bridges the gap between basic investigations of different mental conditions and psychological operations such as cognitive to human social behavior. Dr. Starcevic is also a Psychiatry specialist who worked with individuals with Posttraumatic stress disorder and Transgender people. Dr. Ana Starcevic is a member of Serbian Medical Society, Serbian Anatomical Society, Serbian Psychiatric Society, European Society for Traumatic Studies (ESTSS), International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS). She is the author of a large number of peer reviewed papers and the regular speaker at the international scientific conferences.

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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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