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.
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She combined conventional physical therapy with Fairchild's coaching and her use of the Cortical Field Reeducation teachings.
In the experiments, the mice tasted real bitter, sweet and salty chemicals at times, but at other times the researchers used the laser to activate the animals' sweet or bitter cortical fields. The behavior of the mice did not differ between the real and virtual tastes, demonstrating that the light is mimicking the perception of bitter and sweet.
Amedi, "Extensive cochleotopic mapping of human auditory cortical fields obtained with phase-encoding fMRI," PLoS ONE, vol.

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