Prefrontal Cortex: Developmental Differences, Executive and Cognitive Functions and Role in Neurological Disorders


Robert O. Collins (Editor)
John L. Adams (Editor)

Series: Neuroscience Research Progress
BISAC: MED057000

The prefrontal cortex (PFC) is the anterior part of the frontal lobes of the brain, lying in front of the motor and premotor areas and has been implicated in planning complex cognitive behavior, personality expression, decision making and moderating social behavior. In this book, the authors discuss the developmental differences, executive and cognitive functions and role in neurological disorders relating to the functioning of the prefrontal cortex.

Topics include developmental long-chain omega-3 fatty acid deficiency and prefrontal cortex pathology in psychiatric disorders; addiction and the prefrontal cortex; cognitive functioning and prefrontal cortex damage in children and adolescents; prefrontal cortex dysfunction and neurocognitive deficits in schizophrenia; and the developmental relationship between executive function and the prefrontal cortex in young children. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Developmental Long-Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acid Deficiency and Prefrontal Cortex Pathology in Psychiatric Disorders
(Robert K. McNamara, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH, USA)

Addiction and Prefrontal Cortex
(Eduardo López-Caneda, Úrsula Martínez, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain)

Prefrontal Cortex Dysfunction and Neurocognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia: Targets of Opportunity
(Savita G. Bhakta, Neal R. Swerdlow, Department of Psychiatry, UCSD School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA, USA, and others)

Cognitive Functioning and Prefrontal Cortex Damage in Children and Adolescents: Consequences, Rehabilitation and Neural Plasticity
(Ana Luiza Vidal Milioni, Priscila Aparecida Rodrigues, Paulo Jannuzzi Cunha, Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (IMREA), Clinics Hospital, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Developmental Relationship between Executive Function and the Prefrontal Cortex in Young Children
(Yusuke Moriguchi, Kazuo Hiraki, Department of School Education, Joetsu University of Education, Yamayashiki-machi, Joetsu, Japan, and others)


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