Psych M.D. - Parietal Lobes


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Term: Parietal Lobes
Definition (Myers):

The portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the top of the head and toward the rear; includes the sensory cortex
Definition (alternative):

The parietal lobe is a lobe in the brain. It is positioned above (superior to) the occipital lobe and behind (posterior to) the frontal lobe. The parietal lobe integrates sensory information from different modalities, particularly determining spatial sense and navigation. *
Contextual explanation:

In another words, parietal lobe is what allow us to provide body sensations. It is responsible to integrate sensory information to various different parts of our body. Located on top of our cerebral cortex, parietal lobe registers and processes body sensations, such as sensation perceptions and spatial coordinate systems.

Related terms and concepts: Frontal Lobes, Occipital Lobes, Temporal Lobes,
Psych M.D. - Parietal Lobes - The Neuron
(location of the Parietal Lobe) *

Psych M.D. - Parietal Lobes - The Neuron
(parietal lobe links to navigation...) *


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