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 most famous area of the brain associated with representation is the primary somatosensory cortex (S1) (Flor 2000, Penfield and Boldrey 1937, Stavrinou et al 2007, Wand et al 2011).
The afferent impulse travels through the dorsal nerve root, dorsal column of the spinal cord, and thalamus to reach the primary somatosensory cortex.
This book reviews recent neuroimaging research challenging the view that the primary somatosensory cortex topographically codes the surface of the subject's body in a way that reflects the physical location of peripheral stimulation and suggests instead that the somatosensory cortex reflects perceived location of stimulus and not actual physical location.

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