parietal lobe

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parietal lobe

[pə′rī·əd·əl ‚lōb]
(anatomy)
The cerebral lobe of the brain above the lateral cerebral sulcus and behind the central sulcus.
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So Shenbing Kuang and his colleagues were able to prove the coexistence of neurons for these two different planning goals in the posterior parietal cortex.
They also have expanded the number of sensorimotor regions of the posterior parietal cortex that interact with an expanded number of premotor areas in the frontal cortex used to guide and plan behavior.
Areas of the posterior parietal cortex play an important role in attention.
Brain waves of many neurons in the two hubs, called the prefrontal cortex and posterior parietal cortex, synchronized to varying degrees -- depending on an object's identity (see picture below).
The results of such experiments reveal that the activity of a region of the posterior parietal cortex correlates strongly with the number of objects that one can hold in mind.
The posterior parietal cortex then sorts out bodily movements corresponding to the observed actions.
Washington, August 13 ( ANI ): A well-connected core brain network based in the lateral prefrontal cortex and the posterior parietal cortex - parts of the brain most changed evolutionarily since our common ancestor with chimpanzees - contains "flexible hubs" coordinating the brain's responses to novel cognitive challenges, according to a study.

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