ventrolateral prefrontal cortex
Acronym: VLPFC
The term ventrolateral prefrontal cortex refers to the more ventral of two components of lateral prefrontal cortex in primates. Defined on the basis of multiple criteria, it is located predominantly in the rostral parts of the inferior frontal gyrus. It is found in both the human and the macaque. It is composed of area 44 and area 45. Some authors include the lateral part of area 47, area 47l, which is located at the ventrolateral margin of the frontal lobe ( Petrides-2012 ). That, as one of four components of area 47, is more parsimoniously considered part of orbitomedial prefrontal cortex.
     The other component of lateral prefrontal cortex is the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex ( Petrides-2012 ). The lateral prefrontal cortex has no equivalent in the rat ( Preuss-1995 ).

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