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Somatosensory Cortex

Certified by the FDA as a neurological medical device to stimulate the somatosensory cortex of the brain.

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Postcentral gyrus - Primary somatosensory cortex

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A 3-D reconstruction of neurons in the somatosensory cortex.

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scipsy: Mouse Somatosensory Cortex Pyramidal Neuron (via Imaging Technology Group)

homunculus of primary somatosensory cortex in blue

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from Mail Online

Looking at light DOES make us sneeze and our genes may be to blame

Research by the University of Zurich found that, when exposed to bright lights, photic sneezers have a 'generally enhanced excitability' in the visual cortex, particularly in the cuneus. And those who experienced a stronger sensation showed increased activity in the insula and the secondary somatosensory cortex

from ScienceDaily

Neuroscientists show how brain responds to sensual caress

A nuzzle of the neck, a stroke of the wrist, a brush of the knee -- these caresses often signal a loving touch, but can also feel highly aversive, depending on who is delivering the touch, and to whom. Interested in how the brain makes connections between touch and emotion, neuroscientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have discovered that the association begins in the brain's primary somatosensory cortex, a region that, until now, was thought only to respond to basic touch

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Clinical Electrophysiology of the Somatosensory Cortex: A Combined Study Using Electrocorticography, Scalp-eeg, a... (Paperback)

Clinical Electrophysiology of the Somatosensory Cortex: A Combined Study Using Electrocorticography, Scalp-eeg, a...

Postcentral gyrus - the primary somatosensory cortex