a sensory area of the parietal lobe within the brain, behind the central sulcus, which has neurons engaged in the interpretation of touch, proprioception, taste, and kinesthesis.

POSTCENTRAL AREA: "Taste reception has been known to be severely affected whenever trauma injures the postcentral area."
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