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Anatomy of the human brain for Medical Neuroscience course.

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Functional divisions of the cerebral cortex

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homunculus of primary somatosensory cortex in blue

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parasagittal view of cerebral cortex primary motor sensory association multimodal functional areas

What Are Basal Ganglia?

The basal ganglia are a group of neurons located beneath the cerebral cortex that are primarily involved in motor functions

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Intrinsic Functional Relations Between Human Cerebral Cortex and Thalamus

Lateral view of the cerebral cortex showing the principal gyri and sulci. -- This site has some really excellent, clean neuroscience diagrams.

Lateral view of the cerebral cortex showing the principal gyri and sulci. Major structures include the central sulcus and the precentral (primary motor), premotor, and postcentral (primary somatosensory) gyri. Also note the gyri situated rostral to the premotor cortex, including the orbital gyri, which mediate higher order intellectual functions and contribute to the regulation of emotional behavior. Brocas motor speech area and Wernickes area (for reception of speech) are important areas…

' For the first time, the group found microscopic tissue growth in the brain continues in regions that also show changes in function. The work overturns a central thought in neuroscience, which is that the amount of brain tissue goes in one direction throughout our lives – from too much to just enough. A pair of studies now published in issues of Science and Cerebral Cortex.' Study shows development of face recognition entails brain tissue growth: