frontal lobe
Acronym: FL
The term frontal lobe refers to one of six lobes of cerebral cortex defined by dissection in the human ( Carpenter-1983 ) and the macaque ( Martin-2000 ). The most rostral of the lobes, it is separated from the parietal lobe by the central sulcus, from the temporal lobe by the lateral fissure, from the limbic lobe by the cingulate sulcus, and from the insula by the superior limiting sulcus.
     Equivalent structures are not found in the smooth cerebral cortex of the rat or mouse ( NeuroNames ).

Also known as: frontal cortex, Lobus frontalisNeuroNames ID : 56


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