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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The auditory area of her brain started taking over the somatosensory area," says Ro, who used diffusion tensor imaging, which focuses on the brain's white matter connections, to spot the change.
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.