sensory cortex


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sen·so·ry cor·tex

formerly denoting specifically the somatic sensory cortex, but now used to refer collectively to the somatic sensory, auditory, visual, and olfactory regions of the cerebral cortex.
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sen·so·ry cor·tex

(sen'sŏr-ē kōr'teks)
Formerly denoting specifically the somatic sensory cortex, but now used to refer collectively to the somatic sensory, auditory, visual, and olfactory regions of the cerebral cortex.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sensory cortex

An area on the outer layer (cortex) of the CEREBRUM through the stimulation of which consciousness of sensation is mediated. The sensory cortex for pressure, pain, taste and temperature lies immediately behind the motor cortex on the side of each cerebral hemisphere, about half way back. The cortex for visual sensation is at the back, and that for sound is in the temporal lobes on either side.
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"And, secondly, this auditory stimulation-induced gamma can reduce amyloid and tau pathology in not just the sensory cortex [thinking] but in the hippocampus [memory]."
"They stimulate specific areas in the brain, such as the motor and sensory cortex, that have an impact on movement.
The left superior temporal gyrus is a component of the second sensory cortex. Impairment of the superior temporal gyrus disturbs the individual's sensory information processing, which may contribute to the sensory disturbances experienced by chronic schizophrenia patients with moderate-to-severe depressive symptoms.[1],[2],[4],[5] Sensory disturbances have been confirmed to play a role in the development of psychotic and depressive symptoms.
Hence, it was proposed that inputs in the deprived primary sensory cortex coming from other sensory modalities [8, 9] also become amplified during homeostatic synaptic adaptions [35].
SEPs are generated at different levels of the sensory pathway leading to the primary sensory cortex through the dorsal column and medial lemniscus.
Sensory afferents influence M1 either directly through the intracortical connections between the primary sensory cortex (S1) and M1 or through thalamocortical pathways that reach M1 (14,15).
For our purpose, the observation that ILI is required to register information in experience is vital, first because it means that the form of information in the sensory cortex, digital information, is not the form of information in experience, and second because just such a linear transformation would be required to convert the digital information in a sensory cortex into the kind of information, by which a critical instability on the cortex could represent it in experience.
Blindness when occurs early in life not only makes the sensory cortex more responsive to other senses but also improves sensory-motor coordination resulting in faster auditory reaction time in blinds.
Moreover, the clinically effective contacts (0 and 1 in our patient) did target projections to cortical areas previously identified to be involved in dystonia, like the primary motor and sensory cortex [5-7].
reported that, in women with interstitial cystitis, bladder filling is associated with activation of several regions of the brain involved in the pain matrix such as the supplementary motor area, motor and sensory cortex, insula, hippocampus, and middle and posterior cingulate areas [8].
When Copeland was 27, UPMC researchers implanted four tiny, grain-sized electrodes in his brain, two in the motor cortex and the other two in the sensory cortex. The electrodes implanted in Copeland's motor cortex allowed him to move a robotic arm in the laboratory just by thinking about it.
[1] This system comprises the brain and the areas in the brain that are intricately involved with our sensory experience of our surroundings--the thalamus and its nuclei that act as major relay centres for the information transferred to the sensory cortex from all the receptive organs in our bodies.