parieto-occipital sulcus
Acronym: pos
The term parieto-occipital sulcus refers to the groove in the cerebral cortex that separates the precuneus of the parietal lobe from the cuneus of the occipital lobe on the medial surface of the cerebral hemisphere. It is found in the human ( Carpenter-1983 ) and the macaque ( Martin-2000 ). In the macaque it merges with the intraparietal sulcus, and the lunate sulcus of the macaque on the dorsal surface of the brain ( Kappers-1960 ). Equivalent structures are not found in the smooth cerebral cortex of the rat or mouse ( NeuroNames ).

Also known as: parieto-occipital fissure, parietooccipital sulcusNeuroNames ID : 52

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