Human parietal cortex in action.

  title={Human parietal cortex in action.},
  author={Jody C. Culham and Kenneth F. Valyear},
  journal={Current opinion in neurobiology},
  volume={16 2},
Experiments using functional neuroimaging and transcranial magnetic stimulation in humans have revealed regions of the parietal lobes that are specialized for particular visuomotor actions, such as reaching, grasping and eye movements. In addition, the human parietal cortex is recruited by processing and perception of action-related information, even when no overt action occurs. Such information can include object shape and orientation, knowledge about how tools are employed and the… CONTINUE READING
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