Superior Frontal Gyrus

Friday, October 23, 2009

The superior frontal gyrus is a strip of cerebral cortex which runs along longitudinally on the medial edge of the convex surface of the frontal lobe. The superior frontal gyrus constitutes one-third of the frontal lobe of the brain. It is bounded laterally by the superior frontal sulcus.

It is thought that the superior frontal gyrus is involved in self-awareness, in coordination with the action of the sensory system, contributing to higher cognitive functions and particularly to working memory.