Parietal lobe

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Parietal lobe
Principal fissures and lobes of the cerebrum viewed laterally. (Parietal lobe is shown in yellow)
Gray726 parietal lobe.png
Lateral surface of left cerebral hemisphere, viewed from the side. (Parietal lobe is shown in orange.)
Details
Pronunciation/pəˈr.ə.tl/)[1]
Part ofCerebrum
ArteryAnterior cerebral
Middle cerebral
VeinSuperior sagittal sinus
Identifiers
Latinlobus parietalis
MeSHD010296
NeuroNames95
NeuroLex IDbirnlex_1148
TAA14.1.09.123
FMA61826
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The parietal lobe is a part of the brain positioned above the occipital lobe and behind the frontal lobe.

The parietal lobe brings together information from different senses, particularly spatial sense and navigation. For example, it uses input about touch, balance and the visual system. This enables the parietal cortex to map seen objects in relation to the body (into 'body coordinate positions'). This makes it possible for a person to reach out and handle objects.

The name derives from the overlying parietal bone, which is named from the Latin pariet-, = 'wall'.

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