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This article might interest you. It discusses some of the anatomy, functions, and neuropsychological tests related to the prefrontal cortex (PFC). The prefrontal cortex (PFC) is a relatively big area and serves many functions, so there's not going to be a single test that evaluates PFC function. Some tests will look at inhibition (the ability to avoid an ...


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I'll tackle the first part of the question as cognitive training is a whole can of worms on its own: The function of the prefrontal cortex should be assessed by a trained neuropsychologist, who can administer the appropriate tests and compare results to reference data from the broader population. One commonly used test associated with prefrontal cortex ...


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Overall, based on my limited research it appears there is no evidence that people who are more logical are more likely to experience depression. There is a theory that people who see the world more accurately (of which rationality would be a component) are more likely to become depressed. It is called depressive realism {1}. However, the theory doesn't seem ...



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