Definition of orbitofrontal cortex in English:

orbitofrontal cortex

Line breaks: or¦bito|front¦al cor¦tex

noun

Anatomy
The area of the cerebral cortex located at the base of the frontal lobes above the orbits (or eye sockets), involved especially in social and emotional behaviour.
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  • Disruption of the metabolism of the orbitofrontal cortex may contribute to compulsive drug intake in addicted individuals.
  • Without the presence of medial orbitofrontal cortex, we wouldn't have been predisposed to like babies.
  • The forebrain specifically the orbitofrontal cortex, which uses associative information to envision future outcomes can be significantly damaged by binge drinking.

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