secondary somatosensory cortex
Acronym: S2
The term secondary somatosensory cortex refers to a portion of the parietal lobe that is defined on the basis of multiple methods and that represents the sensibility to touch stimulation of the skin. The topographic pattern is in reverse sequence to that of the primary somesthetic area ( Carpenter-1983 ). In the macaque it is located along the superior bank of the lateral fissure ( see area SII of Woolsey ).

Also known as: second somatic sensory area, secondary sensory cortex, secondary somatosensory areaNeuroNames ID : 1909

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