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It contains Brodmann area 10, which is thought to contribute to many aspects of cognition 1,2.
Despite many studies related to this cortical area, its fundamental function and mechanism remain unclear 2.
It is important to not confuse the frontopolar cortex with the prefrontal cortex, which is larger, and not defined by anatomical boundaries but rather cytoarchitecturally or functionally.
- 1. Mai JK, Majtanik M, Paxinos G. Atlas of the Human Brain. Academic Press. (2015) ISBN:0128028017. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
- 2. Boschin EA, Piekema C, Buckley MJ. Essential functions of primate frontopolar cortex in cognition. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2015;112 (9): E1020-7. doi:10.1073/pnas.1419649112 - Pubmed citation