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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Cutaneomotor integration in human hand motor areas: somatotopic effect and interaction of afferents.
The somatotopic ankle and toe topography in the brain has previously been established in parasagittal regions by electro stimulation localization.
The primary sensory cortex (S1) is acknowledged to subserve the somatotopic representation of the body, (63) although, critically, it does not hold "the sense of touch"; S1 activation in response to tactile stimuli is consistent whether or not the touch is perceived.
Somatotopic Representation of Action Words in Human Motor and Premotor Cortex.
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) has shown that action observation activates the premotor cortex in a somatotopic way (Avikainen, Forss, & Hari, 2002).
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.
Somatotopic maps are disorganized in adult rodents treated with capsaicin as neonates.
MST had to be performed through the somatotopic hand area, however to prevent postsurgical deficits.
somatosensory, auditory, and visual somatotopic cortical organization