PRIMARY SOMATOSENSORY AREA (SI)

The primary somatosensory area is located in the cerebral cortex of the brain. It is associated with the first stage of processing tactile information. The primary somatosensory area receives input from an area of the thalamus.

PRIMARY SOMATOSENSORY AREA (SI): "Damage to the primary somatosensory area could result in difficulty processing tactile information in the brain."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PRIMARY SOMATOSENSORY AREA (SI)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/primary-somatosensory-area-si/ (accessed November 28, 2020).
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