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Glossary of neruo lab 1

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Frontal lobe
Overview
- Primary motor cortex – Precentral gyrus
- Speech – Broca’s area, left inferior frontal gyrus
Parietal lobe
Overview
- Primary somatosensory cortex – Postcentral gyrus
Temporal lobe
Overview
- Primary auditory cortex – Transverse gyri of Heschl
- Primary olfactory cortex – Medial-anterior temporal lobe2
- Language – Wernicke’s area, left superior temporal gyrus
Occipital lobe
Overview
- Primary visual cortex
– banks of calcarine fissure
Insula
Overview
- Visceral and autonomic function
- taste, pain
Midbrain, Pons, Medulla, Cerebellum
Overview
Coordination and motor learning
Superior longitudinal fissure
Separates the two hemispheres
Lateral fissure
Separates the temporal lobe from the frontal and temporal lobes
Central sulcus
Separates the frontal from the parietal lobe
Calcarine sulcus
Separates the cuneus and lingula in the occipital lobe
Parieto-occipital sulcus
Separates the parietal from the occipital lobe
Somatosensation
Postcentral gyrus
Vision
Banks of calcarine sulcus
Audition
Transverse temporal gyri
Olfaction
Uncus & ant. Temporal lobe
Gustation (taste)
Insula and vicinity
Somatic motor
Precentral gyrus
Speech/Language
Broca’s & Wernicke’s areas (LEFT side in most people)

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