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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 202-208

Neuropsychology of prefrontal cortex


Department of Clinical Psychology, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Nishant Goyal
Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke (PO), Ranchi - 834 006, Jharkhand
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.43634

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The history of clinical frontal lobe study is long and rich which provides valuable insights into neuropsychologic determinants of functions of prefrontal cortex (PFC). PFC is often classified as multimodal association cortex as extremely processed information from various sensory modalities is integrated here in a precise fashion to form the physiologic constructs of memory, perception, and diverse cognitive processes. Human neuropsychologic studies also support the notion of different functional operations within the PFC. The specification of the component 'executive' processes and their localization to particular regions of PFC have been implicated in a wide variety of psychiatric disorders.



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