Prefrontal cortex: Implications for memory functions and dementia

Oezen N. E., Rezaki M.

TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI, vol.18, no.3, pp.262-269, 2007 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.262-269
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Objective: The prefrontal cortex (PFC), which is one of the most complex areas of the human brain, is a frontal lobe segment that is consistently implicated in motor behaviors. In recent years it has been suggested that it is involved in memory functions via its diffuse anatomical networks. In this review, it was aimed to summarize the recent literature about PFC neuroanatomy, and its role in memory, normal aging, and dementias.