Brodmann's area


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Brod·mann's area

(brŏd′mənz)
n.
Any of the areas of the cerebral cortex mapped out on the basis of the cortical cytoarchitectural patterns.
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ABBREVIATIONS: ACC Anterior Cingulate Cortex BA Brodmann's Area MEG Magneto Electroencephalography PET Positron Emission Tomography PWS People With a Stuttering Problem PWnS People With no Stuttering Problem SMA Supplementary Motor Area
This area corresponds to the posterior part of the frontal lobe (Brodmann's area 4, the primary motor field of the isocortex) and the anterior parts of the cerebral parietal lobe (the gyrus postcentralis, which corresponds to the primary somatosensory fields, Brodmann's areas 1, 2, and 3).
Human cerebral cortex is divided up into 52 regions, called Brodmann's areas, in honor of the German neuroanatomist who described them in the 19th century.