Human parietal cortex in action

Jody C Culham, Kenneth F Valyear
2006 Current Opinion in Neurobiology  
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
more » ... g of actions made by other individuals. We review the known subregions of the human posterior parietal cortex and the principles behind their organization.
doi:10.1016/j.conb.2006.03.005 pmid:16563735 fatcat:pqsyvulkizf3bfyjnpk7envmve