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Primary somatosensory area

post-central gyrus. signals from the thalamus. main receptive field for sense of touch. broadman areas 3,2,1.

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somatosensory association area

posterior to the primary somatosensory area. integrates sensory information from the primary somato area. allows to construct an understanding of the object being felt.

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Primary motor area

boradmann area 4. pre-central gyrus. Inverted fashion so toe is at the top of the hemisphere and mouth is at the bottom. involved in the planning and excecution of movements.

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Pre-motor area

anterior to the primary motor area. Broadmann area 6. this projects directly to the spinal cord.

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orbitofrontal areas

the prefrontal cortex region in the frontal lobes in the brain which is involved in decision making. Broadmann area 10, 11 and 47.

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Primary, secondary and associative visual areas.

17, 18, 19. involved in the processing of visual information.

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Primary and associative auditory areas.

41, 42 and partially 22. processes auditory information.

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Broca's area

Region of frontal lobe in the dominant hemisphere. it is involvedin speech production and language processing.areas 44 and 45.

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Wernicke's area

involved in comprehension or understanding of written and spoken language. in superior temporal gyrus. is area 22.

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anterior and posterior cingulated gyri

above the corpus callosum - the limbic system.

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insular cortex

portion of the cerebral cortex folded deep within the lateral sulcus, involved in consciousness, emotion and homostasis.