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  • F: Frontal lobes are subdivided into different components.
  • R: Refer only to the last three components: frontal lobe syndrome and prefrontal cortex.
  • O: Orbitofrontal areas and subcortical structures are interconnected.
  • N: Network of dorsolateral, medial, and orbitofrontal areas coordinates complex cognition and behavior.
  • T: Prefrontal network overlaps with the salience network.
  • A: Anterior cingulate gyrus and parts of the orbitofrontal region are part of the salience network.
  • L: Impairments in social conduct and empathy are attributed to prefrontal and salience networks.
  • L: Lesions in the prefrontal cortex impair executive functions.
  • O: Operations requiring multitasking and integration of thought with emotion are affected.
  • B: Frontal abulic syndrome shows loss of initiative, creativity, and curiosity.
  • E: Emotional blandness, apathy, and lack of empathy are seen in frontal abulic syndrome.
  • S: Frontal disinhibition syndrome leads to social disinhibition and impaired judgment.


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