angular gyrus


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angular gyrus

n.
A region of the inferior parietal lobe of the brain that is involved in the processing of auditory and visual input and in the comprehension of language.
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One of the branches supply the angular gyrus while the other supplies the supramarginal gyrus, posterior superior temporal gyrus, and the parietooccipital arcus (Sulcus).
Recent findings from functional MRI scans (fMRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) have suggested the angular gyrus, a region of the brain known to be involved in language, number processing and spatial cognition, memory retrieval and attention, as a potential hub for semantic memory integration, specifically the left angular gyrus.
The implication of prefrontal structures and the angular gyrus in emotional memory may indicate the relevance of these regions in autobiographical processing.
The researchers said that the alteration in the connections between the posterior cingulate cortex and the right angular gyrus is also observed in people with antisocial behavior and other cerebral areas that are usually activated when performing given cognitive tasks.
They are also measuring changes in brain regions such as the angular gyrus, an area that has been associated with out-of-body experiences.
For instance, in the chapter on OBEs, she proposes a role for the angular gyrus and the temporal lobe in accessing psychic information via an OBE.
Wolf joins this research to other, neurological work on the structure of the reading brain and the absolute necessity for the myelination of brain neurons in the angular gyrus region before a child can really learn to read.
However, only adults exhibited strong responses in another left-brain structure, the angular gyrus.