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Can prefrontal cortex damage be reversed?
Last Updated: 19th January, 2020
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Also know, what happens if the prefrontal cortex is damaged?
The ventromedial prefrontal cortex processes feelings of empathy, shame, compassion and guilt. Damage to this part of the brain, which occupies a small region in the forehead, causes a diminished capacity for social emotions but leaves logical reasoning intact.
Beside above, is frontal lobe damage permanent? Memory impairment is another common effect associated with frontal lobe injuries, but this effect is less documented and may or may not be the result of flawed testing. Damage to the frontal lobe can cause increased irritability, which may include a change in mood and an inability to regulate behavior.
One may also ask, can you recover from frontal lobe damage?
The recovery process for a frontal lobe brain injury may take a long time—in fact, if the injury is severe enough, the person with the injury may not fully recover.
How do you know if your frontal lobe is damaged?
A computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the brain can detect a frontal lobe stroke, and possibly an infection. However, when there is another cause, such as dementia or a concussion, then a brain imaging test often shows either atrophy or may not detect the frontal lobe damage at all.