In psychology and neuroscience, study of the frontal lobe has revealed a rich network of neurotransmitters and cortical regions that fuel some of our most “human” behaviors, including planning, organizing, judgment and decision making, emotional processing, learning, and language.
Write 2 pages detailing some key structures of the frontal lobe and their function (or what we know of their function). The structures you must cover are 1) the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (including orbitofrontal cortex) and 2) the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. For each structure, answer the following questions:
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(1) What is the apparent function of this region? (What does it “do”?) (2) When this region is damaged or disrupted, how is behavior affected? (3) What neurotransmitters are associated with this region? (4) To what other regions of the brain does this region connect? (List 2-3 major ones.)
Cite two scholarly sources to support your answers. These sources can be from peer-reviewed journals or from trusted government or university sites.