SOMATOTOPIC ORGANIZATION

the distribution of areas of motor cortex that relate to the activities of skeletal muscles. Also read somatosensory area; motor function homunculus. commonly called somatotopic organization.

SOMATOTOPIC ORGANIZATION: "Somatotropic organisation can be maped by stimulating the cortex and seeing what muscles react."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SOMATOTOPIC ORGANIZATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/somatotopic-organization/ (accessed July 11, 2020).
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