Neuroscience and the Classroom: Making Connections
- prefrontal cortex
- An anatomical location in the brain referring to the anterior (front) area of the frontal lobe. Cognitive and psychological constructs typically associated with the prefrontal cortex include executive capacities and personality characteristics.
- premotor cortex
- An anatomical location in the brain referring to a strip of cortex in the posterior (back) region of the frontal lobe that is critical for motor function.
- Procrustes' Inn
- In Greek mythology, Procrustes was a the son of Poseidon, who physically attacked people by tying them to an iron bed and stretching them or hacking off their legs to make them fit. When something is "Procrustean," different lengths or sizes or properties are fitted to an arbitrary standard.
- Prosody refers to features of language including—including tone, stress, and pitch—which is used to communicate emotion, express sarcasm, denote types of utterances (question versus statement).