postcentral gyrus

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Noun1.postcentral gyrus - the convolution of parietal lobe that is bounded in front by the central sulcus
central gyrus - either of two gyri on either side of the central sulcus
parietal cortex, parietal lobe - that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying below the crown of the head
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Gaser k Significant positive correlation between musician Schlaug status and grey matter volume in the primary motor (2003) area, primary somatosensory area, PMA, the temporal gyrus bilaterally, left cerebellum, left precentral gyrus, left Heschl's gyrus, right superior parietal cortex, and left inferior frontal gyrus.
A primary visual area, V1, topographically represents the receptors of the eyes; a primary somatosensory area, S1, represents the receptors of the body; a primary auditory area, A1, represents tone frequencies; and electrical stimulation of a primary motor area, M1, evokes movements.