superior temporal sulcus


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su·pe·ri·or tem·po·ral sul·cus

[TA]
the longitudinal sulcus that separates the superior and middle temporal gyri.

su·pe·ri·or tem·po·ral sul·cus

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr tem'pŏr-ăl sŭl'kŭs) [TA]
The longitudinal sulcus that separates the superior and middle temporal gyri.

superior temporal sulcus

A groove that runs from front to back along the lateral surface of the temporal lobe of the brain. It runs under and parallel to the Sylvian fissure, from which it is separated by the superior temporal gyrus.
See also: sulcus
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The fMR scans showed that increased activity in the posterior superior temporal sulcus strongly predicted a person's likelihood for altruistic behavior.
The results showed "increased sensitivity to approach than to avoidance behaviour in amygdala and superior temporal sulcus, which were linked to a positive evaluation of approach behaviour and a positive impact of handshake.
This network includes a visual processing core system formed by the inferior occipital areas, the face fusiform area (for invariant face features) and the posterior superior temporal sulcus (for variable face features, such as eye gaze).
An initial visual description of an action sequence gets worked out in the superior temporal sulcus, reported David I.
During the second stage, researchers saw more activity in the superior temporal sulcus (STS) and temporoparietal junction (TPJ) regions of the brain.
At the same time, they used electrodes to study how 59 single neurons in the superior temporal sulcus -- a brain groove roughly located behind each ear -- responded in the different trials.
From the fMRI scans the team worked out that one particular part of the brain - the superior temporal sulcus (STS) - was responding to the songs.
Neuroscientists know that two parts of the brain -- the inferotemporal gyrus (ITG) and the superior temporal sulcus (STS) -- are important in recognizing faces and their expressions.

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