Medial frontal gyrus
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Medial surface of left cerebral hemisphere.
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The superior frontal gyrus is situated above the superior frontal sulcus and is continued on to the medial surface of the hemisphere, the medial frontal gyrus. The medial and superior frontal gyri are two of the frontal gyri of the frontal lobe. The portion on the lateral surface of the hemisphere is usually more or less completely subdivided into an upper and a lower part by an antero-posterior sulcus, the paramedial sulcus, which, however, is frequently interrupted by bridging gyri.

There is some evidence that it plays a role in executive mechanisms.[1]


Public domain This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 821 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ Talati A, Hirsch J (July 2005). "Functional specialization within the medial frontal gyrus for perceptual go/no-go decisions based on "what," "when," and "where" related information: an fMRI study". J Cogn Neurosci. 17 (7): 981–93. doi:10.1162/0898929054475226. PMID 16102231. S2CID 17680371.