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Intraparietal Sulcus

  • Vishwajit Ravindra DeshmukhEmail author
  • S. Nagaraj
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47829-6_1785-1


The ability of an organism to integrate sensorimotor functions and visuospatial processing confers major survivability advantages, because they allow organisms to adjust their behavior in response to the environment. The intraparietal sulcus is the location for many of these functions in humans. The primary somatosensory area is located posterior to the central sulcus and is guarded more posteriorly by a postcentral sulcus. Dorsal to postcentral sulcus, the intraparietal sulcus (IPS) divides the parietal lobe into superior and inferior parietal lobules consisting of areas 5 and 7, which are considered to be the sensory association areas (Fig. 1). Turner in 1866 described the intraparietal sulcus to be located within the parietal lobe and having an ascending and horizontal course. He also mentioned that IPS could be recognized from the 6th month of intrauterine life (Turner 1866). Cunningham in 1892 studied the configuration of intraparietal sulcus and its relation to that...
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnatomyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNagpurIndia
  2. 2.JipmerKaraikalIndia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Boomer
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  1. 1.Missouri Southern State UniversityJoplinUSA