Postcentral sulcus

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Maxime St-Amant et al.

The postcentral sulcus is a sulcus of the parietal lobe that separates the postcentral gyrus from the remainder of the parietal lobe, thus dividing the primary somatosensory cortex from the secondary somatosensory cortex. It runs parallel and posterior to the central sulcus.

Anatomy: Brain
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Article information

rID: 59639
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Post-central sulcus
  • Post central sulcus
  • Postcentral sulci
  • Post-central sulci

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  • Figure 1: neuroanatomy: superior cortex (diagrams)
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