Lateral sulcus

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Lateral sulcus
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Lateral sulcus
Latinfissura lateralis cerebri, sulcus lateralis cerebri
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The lateral sulcus (also called Sylvian fissure or lateral fissure) is one of the most prominent structures of the human brain. It divides the frontal lobe and parietal lobe above from the temporal lobe below. It is in both hemispheres of the brain. A sulcus is a depression or groove in the cerebral cortex.

The lateral sulcus first appears around the fourteenth week of gestation.[1]

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  1. Chi, Jee G; Dooling, Elizabeth C. Gilles, Floyd H. 1977. (1977). "Gyral development of the human brain". Annals of Neurology. 1 (1): 86–93. doi:10.1002/ana.410010109. PMID 560818. S2CID 22434544. Archived from the original on 2020-03-01. Retrieved 2015-10-23.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)