parietal lobe

noun

Definition of parietal lobe

: the middle division of each cerebral hemisphere that contains an area concerned with bodily sensations

Examples of parietal lobe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her group is testing whether small electric currents delivered through the skull to one of the areas contacted by the superior colliculus, the inferior parietal lobe, can improve the symptoms of anorexia by encouraging more active firing of neurons. Kendall Powell, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Dec. 2021 But the right parietal lobe does have functional and anatomical connections to the putamen, Hayashi said, so perhaps the interactions of the two produce a more cohesive perception of time. Quanta Magazine, 24 Sep. 2020 Later, neuroanatomists argued instead the parietal lobe is more important for intelligence and men’s are actually larger. The Conversation, oregonlive, 8 Aug. 2020 Scans of brain activity suggested that an area in the right parietal lobe is responsible for this subjective experience of time. Quanta Magazine, 24 Sep. 2020 Later, neuroanatomists argued instead the parietal lobe is more important for intelligence and men’s are actually larger. The Conversation, oregonlive, 8 Aug. 2020 Later, neuroanatomists argued instead the parietal lobe is more important for intelligence and men’s are actually larger. The Conversation, oregonlive, 8 Aug. 2020 Later, neuroanatomists argued instead the parietal lobe is more important for intelligence and men’s are actually larger. The Conversation, oregonlive, 8 Aug. 2020 Later, neuroanatomists argued instead the parietal lobe is more important for intelligence and men’s are actually larger. The Conversation, oregonlive, 8 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of parietal lobe

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Parietal lobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parietal%20lobe. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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parietal lobe

noun

Medical Definition of parietal lobe

: the middle division of each cerebral hemisphere that is situated behind the central sulcus, above the sylvian fissure, and in front of the parieto-occipital sulcus and that contains an area concerned with bodily sensations

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