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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Seventeen days after returning to Switzerland, he had a swelling in the right parietal area of the head.
A functional MRI scan revealed the very faint activation of Paul's left parietal area during a simple math exercise, so the problem was obviously not that the boy's lobe had failed.
A decade ago, Iriki and his coworkers used hair-thin electrodes implanted in monkeys' brains to identify neurons in one parietal area, near the brain's midpoint, that vigorously responded to both visual and bodily sensations.
The final diagnosis was revealed on autopsy, which showed malignant meningeal melanomatosis with involvement of spinal cord and also involving his right parietal area and cerebellum with recent hemorrhage.
Because Alzheimer's disease displays hypo-metabolism of glucose in the brain's parietal area, PET scanning depicts this brain disorder with far greater accuracy than traditional "anatomic" imaging.
Also, between hemispheres, electrode activation over the right parietal region was significantly greater than over the left parietal area, t(9) = 6.
In addition to the gray matter abnormalities linked to the mirror neuron system, the results of this study revealed that the amount of gray matter in the left parietal area correlated with higher IQs in the control group, but not in the autistic children.