parietal lobe | definition

part of the cerebral cortex involved in processing various sensory and perceptual information; contains the primary somatosensory cortex


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Research Article: Neural Correlates of Temporal Credit Assignment in the Parietal Lobe

Date Published: February 11, 2014 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Timothy M. Gersch, Nicholas C. Foley, Ian Eisenberg, Jacqueline Gottlieb, Eleni Vasilaki. Abstract: Empirical studies of decision making have typically assumed that value learning is governed by time, such that a reward prediction error arising at a specific time triggers temporally-discounted learning for … Continue reading

Research Article: Neuronal Chains for Actions in the Parietal Lobe: A Computational Model

Date Published: November 28, 2011 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Fabian Chersi, Pier Francesco Ferrari, Leonardo Fogassi, Warren H. Meck Abstract: The inferior part of the parietal lobe (IPL) is known to play a very important role in sensorimotor integration. Neurons in this region code goal-related motor acts performed with the mouth, with the … Continue reading

Research Article: Gyri of the human parietal lobe: Volumes, spatial extents, automatic labelling, and probabilistic atlases

Date Published: August 28, 2017 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Heather M. Wild, Rolf A. Heckemann, Colin Studholme, Alexander Hammers, Emmanuel Andreas Stamatakis. Abstract: Accurately describing the anatomy of individual brains enables interlaboratory communication of functional and developmental studies and is crucial for possible surgical interventions. The human parietal lobe participates in multimodal … Continue reading

Research Article: Does Shape Discrimination by the Mouth Activate the Parietal and Occipital Lobes? – Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Study

Date Published: October 9, 2014 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Tomonori Kagawa, Noriyuki Narita, Sunao Iwaki, Shingo Kawasaki, Kazunobu Kamiya, Shunsuke Minakuchi, Maurice Ptito. Abstract: A cross-modal association between somatosensory tactile sensation and parietal and occipital activities during Braille reading was initially discovered in tests with blind subjects, with sighted and blindfolded healthy … Continue reading

Research Article: Anatomical Substrates of the Alerting, Orienting and Executive Control Components of Attention: Focus on the Posterior Parietal Lobe

Date Published: November 30, 2012 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Xuntao Yin, Lu Zhao, Junhai Xu, Alan C. Evans, Lingzhong Fan, Haitao Ge, Yuchun Tang, Budhachandra Khundrakpam, Jian Wang, Shuwei Liu, Floris P. de Lange. Abstract: Both neuropsychological and functional neuroimaging studies have identified that the posterior parietal lobe (PPL) is critical for the … Continue reading

Research Article: Magnetoencephalography Study of Right Parietal Lobe Dysfunction of the Evoked Mirror Neuron System in Antipsychotic-Free Schizophrenia

Date Published: November 22, 2011 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Yutaka Kato, Taro Muramatsu, Motoichiro Kato, Yoshiyuki Shibukawa, Masuro Shintani, Masaru Mimura, Kenji Hashimoto. Abstract: Patients with schizophrenia commonly exhibit deficits of non-verbal communication in social contexts, which may be related to cognitive dysfunction that impairs recognition of biological motion. Although perception of biological … Continue reading

Research Article: The Continuous Wagon Wheel Illusion and the ‘When’ Pathway of the Right Parietal Lobe: A Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Study

Date Published: August 6, 2008 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Rufin VanRullen, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Lorella Battelli, Olaf Sporns. Abstract: A continuous periodic motion stimulus can sometimes be perceived moving in the wrong direction. These illusory reversals have been taken as evidence that part of the motion perception system samples its inputs as a series … Continue reading

Research Article: Elaboration versus Suppression of Cued Memories: Influence of Memory Recall Instruction and Success on Parietal Lobe, Default Network, and Hippocampal Activity

Date Published: February 19, 2014 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Sarah I. Gimbel, James B. Brewer, Bart Rypma. Abstract: Functional imaging studies of episodic memory retrieval consistently report task-evoked and memory-related activity in the medial temporal lobe, default network and parietal lobe subregions. Associated components of memory retrieval, such as attention-shifts, search, retrieval … Continue reading

Research Article: Motor Learning Unfolds over Different Timescales in Distinct Neural Systems

Date Published: December 8, 2015 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Janelle Weaver Abstract: A new study reveals the time-resolved brain map of activity involved in the formation of motor memories, from seconds to hours and from the frontal and parietal lobes to the cerebellum. Read the Research Article. Partial Text: Source: