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Functional Neuroanatomy of the Frontal Lobe

The functional anatomy of the frontal lobes, whose volume amounts to about one third of the human cortex, is not yet fully understood. The involvement of this structure in almost all higher level cognitive processes motivates a research program that aims at a differentiated neuroanatomical description.


Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

The most important method is functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), which enables to describe networks of brain regions involved when cognitive tasks are being carried out.



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