Definition of Somatic sensory cortex

1. Noun. (anatomy) The region of the cerebral cortex that receives somatic signals from the thalamus. ¹



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Medical Definition of Somatic sensory cortex

1. Somatosensory cortex, the region of the cerebral cortex receiving the somatic sensory radiation from the ventrobasal nucleus of the thalamus; it represents the primary cortical processing mechanism for sensory information originating at the body surfaces (touch) and in deeper tissues such as muscle, tendons, and joint capsules (position sense); it corresponds approximately to Brodmann's areas 1, 2, 3 on the postcentral gyrus. Synonym: somesthetic area. (05 Mar 2000)

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