Date: Thu 17 Oct 2002 - 23:53:50 GMT
> Joe Dees wrote:
> (bq)"We know in what order the afferent and efferent nerves face off
> across the Sylvan fissure, and which parts of the body they sense and
> Scott replies:
> Isn't the "Syvian fissure" also called the "lateral fissure"? Could
> you explain the above in a little more detail, especially about the
> sensation and movement of body parts? I have this nagging vision of a
> distorted "homunculus" along the fissure of Rolando (aka central
> sulcus between precentral and post central gyri) that must be clouding
> my judgement here.
There is indeed a distorted map of the body imposed upon the fissure, just as there is a locational map imposed upon the occipital lobe responsible for visual registry. Perhaps things really are simpler than we have previously supposed, at least until we get into the associative cortex.
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