- lateral temporal cortex
a part of the temporal lobe that is implicated in language processing, in particular rhyme.
- lateral ventricle
part of a series of interconnected cavities containing cerebrospinal fluid in the core of the brain
- left caudate
the left hemisphere caudate has been implicated in the control of language switching in the brains of bilingual people.
- left inferior frontal gyrus
the part of the inferior frontal cortex in the left hemisphere; implicated in preventing memory interference
- left prefrontal cortex
part of the prefrontal cortex; active during both procedural and declarative learning; active during encoding of unfamiliar faces.
- limbic lobe
a lobe that lies deep within the cerebrum - a broad collar of cortex fringing the corpus callosum (limbic means "border"). The limbic lobe includes the hippocampus, cingulate gyrus, dentate gyrus, and the parahippocampal gyrus.
the cerebrum is highly convoluted - it is this deep and numerous folding that vastly increases the cortical area of the human brain. The deepest fissures provide somewhat arbitrary boundaries for the mapping of the brain. Following these guidelines, the cerebrum is divided into five lobes: the frontal, temporal, parietal, occipital and limbic lobes.
- locus coeruleus
a small group of neurons within the pons that use norepinephrine as their neurotransmitter and project widely through the brain.
Glossary of brain regions
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