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my favorite part of the brain – prefrontal cortex pt. 1: executive functions

The prefrontal cortex is my favorite part of the brain for two reasons. One – it’s the most fun part to say and two – in my opinion, it’s responsible for most of the cool stuff.

Covering the front part of the frontal lobe, the prefrontal cortex is responsible for a long list of imperative human functioning abilities psychologically known as your “executive functions”.

Executive functions include the ability to:

  • differentiate between conflicting thoughts

  • determine good and bad / better and best / same and different

  • anticipate future consequences of current activities

  • work toward a defined goal

  • predict potential outcomes

  • have realistic expectations based on actions

  • socially control yourself (suppress urges that could lead to socially unacceptable outcomes)

  • express your personality

  • make decisions

  • regulate attention + distraction

  • control impulses

  • regulate emotions

If you boil all of these functions down to their common denominator, you’ll recognize that the basic activity of the prefrontal cortex is the orchestration of thoughts/actions in accordance with internal goals. To me, I read that sentence and I see: MY PREFRONTAL CORTEX IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MATCHING THE ME I WANT TO BE UP WITH THE ME THAT I AM. And that is something I absolutely want.

Ok guys, that’s it for this post. I just wanted to share the basics of the prefrontal cortex so we can all geek out over it. Next week for part 2 of the prefrontal cortex series, I’m gonna be sharing a post with some ideas on how to strengthen your prefrontal cortex.

Looking forward to your thoughts,

JM

LINKS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5-Hdl0Z3VA – prefrontal cortex in 60 seconds

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prefrontal_cortex – prefrontal cortex wikipedia page

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Jeff
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If you got tired of guys looking at you I wouldn’t want to be around.

Adrian
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My favorite is your prefrontal cortex —the way you think. How does such enlightenment come from a cute little Vixen?

Jennette McCurdy
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Taco
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its nice to see that u only react to nice comments ur very sweet hugs and kisses for u 10<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3 for u honey

Taco
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jennette ur sucha sweetie i love u

Kyle
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And maturity happens when the preferential cortex can control the limbic system. It’s such a great fight that goes on between those 2 parts of our brain.

Alex
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Kyle I don’t think it was Paul that changed her. I think she knew her mom was dying & that scared her naturally & caused her to act up & probably why she started dating Paul to begin with. Or that might’ve been caused by her parents fighting & the daddy issues because of how hurt she was by her father idk but what really hanged her is her mom passing away. Watch the interview she did in October of 2013. It may have been a quick interview but you could tell a part of her had just died &… Read more »
Patricia
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I’ve always liked playing the DS “Brain Training” game.
I’ve always liked thinking games like Sudoku or Chess. (I love the Chess !!)
One of my passions has always been to see a puzzle and try to solve it no matter how late.
Our brain is a muscle that gives pleasure to train him and find out more things about him is great!!!

Thank you very much for sharing your post, I found out things I did not know.
It is always a pleasure to learn from you ^^.

Patricia
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I think I have been excited about the subject of the brain and I have approached the training. I understood everything you said, make decisions and express the personality is what I like. Although I really like everything.

I am very calm, I like to think things a lot, and then make a decision. Do not laugh please, but I’m like Master Yoda.

luis
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Michelle will you give me a hug? I need it to strengthen my prefrontal cortex :v

Jason
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Wow the Brain is a complex machine.

Blitzygurll
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This is a really good topic. I can’t say much about it cause the prefrontal cortex is a totally new subject for me. It’s actually great, the rest of your topics were awesome for reflection. This topic is awesome for learning something physically new.

It is cool to know what part of my brain is responsible for who I am, how I act, how I rationalize, and how I think. It truly makes me think of the brain even more and thank God for it.

Pawel
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i his brain I owe is that
-I can choose school myself , I want to finish a vocational school .
I can have my own views I am a Communist and I believe in the GDR
I’m Polish

Bill
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Lighteñ up. It’s called growing up.

Taco
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Jennette i might have Some of those functions but i think i dont use them That much but one of them i use the most is expressing my emotions because if i feel like crying i cry and if im happy i laugh if im angry then i hit the table or Some times bite my fingers i know its not good to bite my fingers but thats the way i am i have a slide autism u dont see iT from the outside but my autism is there and i use my brain function very Well i must say… Read more »
Konstantin
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Hey to all/
An interesting topic to consider. It is always useful to know the principles of the work of your brain. But I remember with horror my exams. It’s all a terrible dream for me.

Alex
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Right now my prefrontal cortex is thinking that canvas media is using you and paying you to gather advertising information from your fans reactions. Honestly fuck that shit. I love you Jenn but I’m not going to have my reactions help shape ads so they can draw me in more than they do. I hate the ads that come up everyone including Jenn does cuz she once posted a meme saying me when an ad comes up on my YouTube video. We like to buy things we like but we don’t need ads for them. Occasionally on tv I see… Read more »
Dorn
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No, she really loves psychology just like most of us on this blog! Not for the same reasons necessarily, but this isn’t the place to get good data (unless it’s on me). Facebook is a much better place to get metadata, on both crowd and individual buying preferences and political beliefs. If I told you about game-theory, and how the mass media manipulate your beliefs, you’d thank NaNette from the bottom of your heart, and never play at the casino or on a videogame ever again… At least not without the knowledge that you know when the next dopamine spike… Read more »
Jennette McCurdy
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thumbs up, dorn

Alex
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Sorry tho if I said anything that pissed you off. I don’t mean to piss people off and I promise if you’ll forgive me I won’t say any more things that could be interpreted as hurtful.

Alex
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Oh so you didn’t leave us. I figured like the last time when you went three weeks without a post which prob was your twitter it meant you were pretty much not going to come back for months. Sorry I mis judged you Jenn. Also since you agree with Dorn’s comment can you explain what a dopamine spike and playing video games have to do with each other and why knowing that the mass media manipulates ppl which I do know that means that I should thank you? I swear between the broken English and the strange ass non sensical… Read more »
Taco
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Alex are u a fan? Ur not a true fan because a true fan Doesnt speak That way About his or her idol so leave her alone

Dorn
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He’s on point Taco, he just picked the wrong target. Sometimes it is hard to tell friend from enemy, when everyone is trying to pick your brain…

Taco
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I hope That Jennette Will see That comment then she Will block or sue him or report him for being rude and disrespectfulness hes very disrespectful into my eyes he does That with many people the sad thing i cant block him Here i dont know how

Konstantin
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Don’t be angry all be good..

I think She likes to do all sorts of things and see how people perceive it.
First of all, she is a person and she has emotions. She likes something and what not. She wants to do something and something does not.She likes something and what not. She wants to do something and something does not. There is no need to see in all the world conspiracy.

Taco
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Konstantin i agree with u 100% shes idd is a humen being and we all have emotions

Alex
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To you and Dorn and konstantin. She’s only doing this blog and allowing fb comments to for Canvas Media that’s her job they are paying her and this is what they are getting out of this. That’s why they made her laugh be sad and sigh for precisely 60 secs. And why her Instagram lives were exactly 3 min like the eating chips one you could tell she was waiting out the time in a few of her vids. They made her eat chips flirtatiously meaning sexy but they didn’t want ppl to think she’s copying the sex appeal that… Read more »
Konstantin
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Did you come up with this yourself? Do you have any real proof of this? If not, please do not break children’s dreams.
She’s a media personality and we do not understand what’s there and why.

Alex
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What specifically are you wondering if I made it up? Most of that I wrote is fact & the rest is me filling in blanks to my best guest. & yes I have proof of the facts tell me which thing you want proof of & I’ll send you the link, or whatever i need to to get you your proof. IDK for sure why they’re making her do the weird vids or this blog or her silent IG lives but I do know they’re the ones behind all this & the “new” website launch. all this started when the… Read more »
Konstantin
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OK. Give in order. Show evidence that this is all the work of the corporationы
You wrote that the first answers were written by someone else. It would be great if you prove it.

If you do not want to write here, then here is my kuzemasika@gmail.com

Alex
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Here’s the proof she works for canvas http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jennette-mccurdy-develop-scripted-projects-920557 idk what you mean first answers were written by someone else. But tell me specifically what other proof you want. I can’t prove the blog started the same time the website launched cuz I don’t have the date the website launched or the dates of the IG lives. I just know from memory they all started all at once. Idk what else you want. It’s obvious the YouTube vids she just posted a few days ago we’re formulaic and thus not her idea cuz Jenn wouldn’t not talk in a video of… Read more »
Konstantin
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Alex
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Do you believe me now she hasn’t written a reply in 22 days I don’t think we should bother commenting all we are doing is giving Canvas Media info on our lives so they can learn how to better advertise to us. I think we should protest and not bother replying I miss the real Jenn even tho she didn’t interact with us much at least we didn’t have to wonder that she’s talking to us for fun or if it’s her job. I know she needs money we all do. But who knows if she’s even reading these anymore… Read more »
Konstantin
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I think it worries you a lot. Probably that’s good.
To be honest, I did not really believe that she was doing it. But I had a hope, because rarely I can communicate with the idol.
OK. Let everything be as you say.
P.S. I will express my protest in the drawings. And I will watch for further developments.

Alex
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ok well check her youtube out & that pretty much shows the weird shit they tell her to do that she went along with.

luis
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But … she was the chosen one, it was supposed that she was going to destroy the Studio Canvas Media, not join them. She was supposed to bring balance to the force, not leave it in darkness. She was my sister, I loved her :v

Dorn
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This is where most of the problems in modern psychology research originate. The flawed thinking that behaviors are rooted in some chemical imbalance causing other parts of the mind to override operations that should be delegated to our pre-frontal cortex. Behavior modifications are limitless in scope, when you know how your own mind operates. Of course there are chemical imbalances, but they are almost all psychosomatic in nature, and can be moderated by the operator! (That’s us.) These are the reasons why we should always challenge ourselves with new experiences and problems to solve! The excitement alone, can energize us… Read more »
Julian
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Would it be fair to say that a properly-functioning prefontal cortex leads to our “will” fighting the chemical imbalances and ordering ourselves such that we are masters of our bodies, instead of enslaved to our passions?

Dorn
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Yes, in a way. When we are “mindful”, as NaNette likes to call it, we can control the severity of our reaction to a stimulus. Not initially of course, because emotional responses occur naturally, as do the sympathetic nervous system responses; But what can happen is that we can “catch” ourselves reacting in a certain way, then change our thought pattern, behavior, emotive response, etc., immediately. This changes the way that our mind and body will operate the next time the stimuli occurs. Now, don’t think that I’m going to advocate an impulse-free zone here. I’m not Sheldon, and I’ll… Read more »
Dorn
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Ah, repression will eventually lead to deviance. But you will fit right in. If I let societal degeneration and forced extinction dictate my nature, I’d watch the show, as you have obviously been doing, and attempt to project… As for the chemical imbalance, you have to find ways to release cortisol, stop stressors, or reduce the effect of such, and be more primal. Don’t be a Sheldon… it’s sterile, and creates the imbalances you wish to correct. It’s also been proven, that childhood savants, (geniuses in their fields of study), are no different in neurological capacity than normal humans… They… Read more »
Dorn
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I apologize for the redundancy, I thought one post was deleted. Her blogs excite me, and I’m on a small tablet. Lol

Julian
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No worries! Glad to have an abundance of information to peruse through as opposed to too little. The proper ordering of a prefrontal cortex hearkens me back to college philosophy in which we discussed a proper ordering of the soul(rational, spirited, and pleasure/passion-seeking pieces). Seems like a bit of a parallel, but I’ll have to do more digging in to Plato’s “Republic” to be sure. Thanks for sharing!

Jennette McCurdy
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Julian and Dorn!! I love the thoughtful, educated interaction. makes me happy.

Taco
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jennette i want to say that i find u a very smart girl i mean young lady im glad that ur writing these blogs but its also funny to see that u dont react to people who write critical comments that some people are writing maybe thats what i should do to but its hard to do that because if i care about someone so much then i want to defent her or him in this case its u that im defending from those people who write those critical comments because u deserve respect and thats what i do i… Read more »
Taco
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jennette my dear i love these blogs they give me hope really they are very interesting i love them keep on going young lady

Konstantin
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Damn it. My brain is not working properly. I urgently need a lead pill.

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