Brain and Behavior

Frontal Control of the Limbic System

What is the role of the superior medial frontal cortex?

New research suggests that a part of the frontal lobe, the superior medial frontal cortex, is involved with social cognition via connecting emotional memories with cognition. This part of the brain, which lies in the middle of the frontal lobe, has been linked to the perception of self, of others, and of mental states. Although this research is still fairly new, it may be quite radical, in that it provides the first evidence of the neurobiological substrates of certain aspects of personality.


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