somatotopy

so·ma·tot·o·py

(sō'mă-tot'ŏ-pē),
The topographic association of positional relationships of receptors in the body through respective nerve fibers to their terminal distribution in specific functional areas of the cerebral cortex; the continuation of these positional relationships in all stages of the ascent of nerve fibers through the central nervous system enables the brain and spinal cord to function on a basis of spatially designated units.
[somato- + G. topos, place]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

so·ma·tot·o·py

(sō'mă-tot'ŏ-pē)
The topographic association of positional relationships of receptors in the body through respective nerve fibers to their terminal distribution in specific functional areas of the cerebral cortex; the continuation of these positional relationships in all stages of the ascent of nerve fibers through the central nervous system enables the brain and spinal cord to function on a basis of spatially designated units.
[somato- + G. topos, place]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Though some anatomical and neurosurgical work on longitudinal organization and clustering of nerve fibers within fascicles of sciatic and peroneal nerves in the lower limb (Stewart, 2003) and pioneer work of Sundarland (1945) mainly on upper limb nerves have been carried out yet the longstanding controversy between somatotopy and plexiform structures of nerve fascicles (Stewart) remained a challenge to an anatomist and neurosurgeon.
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2) The functional somatotopy and anatomical topology usually correspond well to each other.
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The increased precision in locating the activated regions can potentially improve the fMRI mapping of visual cortices [19], tonotopy [20-22], and somatotopy [23].
The 9th chapter introduces the sensory system with particular attention to the general criteria operate in the organization as modality and somatotopy, for a unified perceptual representation of the body.