This paper reviews memory functions in the frontal pole and the medial parietal areas. Many studies have focused on both areas through various approaches, including neuropsychology, neuroimaging, psychiatry, neurology, and neurosurgery. In addition to the memory-related functions, both areas have substantially quite complex
higher-order cognitive functions, including executive functions, multi-task processing, future-oriented cognition, self-related cognition, and spatial cognition. Here, I picked up some fundamental perspectives in each area by reviewing previous studies to elucidate how the areas relate memory processing and provide some facets for delineating the whole aspect of memory mechanisms.