The parietal lobe by Adrian M. Siegel MD, Richard A. Andersen PhD, Hans-Joachim

By Adrian M. Siegel MD, Richard A. Andersen PhD, Hans-Joachim Freund MD, Dennis D. Spencer MD

The first publication at the parietal lobe due to the fact Macdonald Critchley's vintage paintings in 1953, this quantity is a definitive account of the newest findings and ideas on parietal lobe functionality. best gurus within the box current specific studies of modern scientific, experimental, and neuroimaging experiences, together with state of the art puppy and fMRI examinations, and new imaging findings on mind lesions. Synthesizing the information from those stories, the individuals supply new insights into the modular structure of the parietal lobe, its functionality in sensorimotor integration, its interaction with different components of the mind, and the pathology underlying a number of flow, language, and seizure disorders.

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On the right side this sulcus is more irregular and interrupted. The images of central sulcus (cs), between the precentral (prc) and postcentral (pos) sulcus are very helpful in these planes to trace the location of the primary sensory motor area, superior parietal lobule, and angular gyrus. More than 50% of the parietal cortex lies in the depths of the central sulcus. A large percentage is found at the level of hand area (18). On MRI, the primary sensory cortex is easily located with attention to the sylvian fissure and the central and postcentral sulci (Fig.

One to three ascending branches may be observed along its course. Its terminal part is directed toward the splenium in 86% of cases. It has a mean depth of 7 mm. It may be traced best on sagittal MRI. On coronal sections at the middle part of the precuneus, starting from the bottom of the section the calcarine fissure is the first sulcus visible at the internal aspect of the brain; the parieto-occipital fissure is visible just above this. The subparietal sulcus is the next adjacent superior sulcus.

1-4. Coronal section through a whole human hemisphere, in which the cholinergic muscarinic M2 receptors were visualized by means of [3H]oxotremorine-M. The scale indicates the gray intensity coding of binding site densities in fmol/mg protein. The primary somatosensory (area 3b) and primary auditory (BA 41) cortices are clearly distinguishable from surrounding areas due to their conspicuously high M2 receptor densities. BA, Brodmann area; BA 1, BA 2, area 3a, nonprimary unimodal sensory areas; BA 42, secondary auditory cortex; SMA, supplementary motor cortex.

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