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pari·etal cor·tex

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  1. parietal lobe, parietal cortexnoun

    that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying below the crown of the head

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  1. parietal cortex

    The parietal lobe is one of the four major lobes of the cerebral cortex in the brain of mammals. The parietal lobe is positioned above the temporal lobe and behind the frontal lobe and central sulcus. The parietal lobe integrates sensory information among various modalities, including spatial sense and navigation (proprioception), the main sensory receptive area for the sense of touch in the somatosensory cortex which is just posterior to the central sulcus in the postcentral gyrus, and the dorsal stream of the visual system. The major sensory inputs from the skin (touch, temperature, and pain receptors), relay through the thalamus to the parietal lobe. Several areas of the parietal lobe are important in language processing. The somatosensory cortex can be illustrated as a distorted figure – the cortical homunculus (Latin: "little man") in which the body parts are rendered according to how much of the somatosensory cortex is devoted to them. The superior parietal lobule and inferior parietal lobule are the primary areas of body or spatial awareness. A lesion commonly in the right superior or inferior parietal lobule leads to hemineglect. The name comes from the parietal bone, which is named from the Latin paries-, meaning "wall".

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  1. parietal cortex

    The parietal cortex is the part of the brain situated in the parietal lobe, occupying the upper back part of the brain. It plays a pivotal role in integrating sensory information from various parts of the body, understanding spatial orientation, recognizing objects and faces, and processing language and mathematics.

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    The numerical value of parietal cortex in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

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    The numerical value of parietal cortex in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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