Pre means before. Frontal means front.
What does cortex means? Brain?
Is it the front most part of the brain? Is it located at the most frontal part of the brain and that's why it's called prefrontal cortex?
Is morality processed at ventro medial pre frontal cortex or at anterior singular cortex?
My background: I am a programmer. I just want to understand humans brain the way a programmer understand computer. It seems that we don't have CPU. We have huge analog based memory. And we got registers instead of tons of abstract variables. Understanding why certain part of the brain is named under certain things will help me a lot in remembering where exactly that thing is and why. It's something very useful in my ways of learning math and programming.
Basically there are 2 theories.
- Prefrontal cortex is named as such because it's before (or in front of) prefrontal lobe.
- It's because it's behind prefrontal bone (the way other brain lobes are named)
Some people told me to just look that up on wikipedia. If you can show me something in wikipedia explaining the exact answer I am looking for I will be very happy.