cortical field


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cortical field

A segment of the cerebral cortex that carries out a given function. For example, the front of the parietal lobe -- the postcentral gyrus -- can be called a primary somatosensory field, and the parietal cortex farther back can be called an association field.
See also: field
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Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, Deciphering neural codes for perception using chronic, multi-site microelectrode recordings from auditory and multisensory cortical fields in behaving monkeys, Principal Investigator: Jon Kaas, Co-Principal Investigator: Troy Hackett, $450,000 over three years.

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