supplemental somatosensory areas
The term supplemental somatosensory areas refers to all somatosensory areas of the cerebral cortex except the primary somatosensory cortex. In the rat ( Swanson-2004 ) and mouse ( Hof-2000 ) it is a single horizontal strip of cortex located on the lateral surface of the hemisphere ventral to the primary somatosensory cortex and dorsal to the visceral area. It is wedge-shaped with the apex rostral and the base abutting the auditory cortex caudally. In the human and macaque the somatosensory cortex is subdivided into a large number of areas distributed caudal and ventral to the primary somatosensory cortex, including the postcentral gyrus of the anterior parietal lobe, the ventrocaudal corner of the inferior frontal gyrus, the adjacent upper bank of the superior temporal gyrus, and the adjoining long insular gyri ( Kaas-2012 ).

Also known as: secondary somatosensory cortexNeuroNames ID : 3285

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