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Prefrontal Cortex Function

Can we merge findings of damaged prefrontal cortex and confabulation to understand the functional localization in the brain?

Is it possible to reconcile findings of damaged prefrontal cortex (in the orbital and medial regions - see famous case of Phineas Gage) with confabulation (type of memory disorder) to understand the functional localization in the brain?

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I think that it is indeed possible to reconcile findings of damaged prefrontal cortex, with confabulation to understand the functional localization in the brain. This is due to the fact that the prefrontal cortex is highly instrumental in helping an individual to determine whether or not a given memory or set of memories is based upon realistic events that have occurred, or are based upon the imagination of the individual. This is very important and the concept of confabulation, due to the fact that an individual may be completely ...

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This solution describes characteristics of the prefrontal cortex.

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