"The prefrontal cortex is like the control tower of your brain-it determines how you use stored knowledge in practical situations."
"The prefrontal cortex is like the director, monitoring the emotional reactions and deciding which to take seriously."
"The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is like a proverbial father: a disciplinarian, cold, calculating, rationale [sic]. The ventromedial prefrontal cortex is probably like a mother: kind, nice, helpful, sociable, emotional. The anterior cingulate is the proverbial uncle who when you have a fight between father and mother, you go to your uncle. The limbic striatum is a friend, a reward system."
"The prefrontal cortex is like the brain's filter – it helps you pay attention to important things and to ignore unimportant things," said Farchione. "Although the exact mechanism of action of the stimulants is unknown, they seem to affect the prefrontal cortex and improve an individual's ability to filter information,"
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