somatotopic

somatotopic

 [so″mah-to-top´ik]
related to particular areas of the body; describing the organization of the motor area of the brain, specific regions of the cortex being responsible for the motor control of different areas of the body.

so·ma·to·top·ic

(sō'mă-tō-top'ik),
Relating to somatotopy.

somatotopic

/so·ma·to·top·ic/ (-top´ik) related to particular areas of the body; describing organization of motor area of the brain, control of the movement of different parts of the body being centered in specific regions of the cortex.

so·ma·to·top·ic

(sō'mă-tō-top'ik)
Relating to somatotopy.

somatotopic

related to particular areas of the body; a correspondence between the form of the body and its representation on an organ such as the brain. The motor and sensory cortices of the brain are arranged somatotopically, specific regions of the cortex being responsible for different areas of the body. See also somatotopical projection.
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In the study, the researchers employed functional magnetic resonance imaging in humans and electrical recording from monkeys to locate the brain areas responsible for touch awareness in individual fingers and toes, called somatotopic maps.
The entire region was accepted as being homogeneous because microstimulation mapping studies in squirrel monkeys [21] and fMRI studies in human subjects [19-20,22] have indicated that this region is a representational mosaic that does not have a somatotopic representational pattern.
MST had to be performed through the somatotopic hand area, however to prevent postsurgical deficits.
In the latter function, it has a somatotopic representation of the fetus equivalent to the adult postcentral gyrus representation of the adult form.
Action observation activates premotor and parietal areas in a somatotopic manner: an FMRI study.
The C3 and C4 areas are located in the primary motor cortex area (M1) especially, near the hand area in the penfield somatotopic map [9], and this area is usually referenced electrode location of BCI system whose mental task is imagination of finger movements.
The three editors are physicians in private practice in Germany who have background in combining western medicine discoveries involving somatotopic fields and traditional Chinese medicine.
Diffusion-tensor MR tractography of somatotopic organization of corticospinal tracts in the internal capsule: Initial anatomic results in contradistinction to prior reports.
Microelectrode recording revealing a somatotopic body map in the subthalamic nucleus in humans with Parkinson's disease.
Neural Correlates of Vibrissa Resonance: Band-Pass and Somatotopic Representation of High-Frequency Stimuli" reveals that rat whiskers act like strings on a harp--they vibrate when they are 'plucked' by sensory stimuli.