Cerebral Cortex Functional Localization

  • Stanley Jacobson
  • Elliott M. Marcus
  • Stanley Pugsley


Gross Anatomy. The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain and consists of the cerebral cortex and basal ganglia. The cerebral cortex consists of four lobes: the anteriorly placed frontal lobe, the parietal lobe in the middle, and the occipital lobe posteriorly with the inferiorly placed temporal lobe. The cortical neurons are found on the surface of the cerebrum covering the cortical white matter. Deep to the white matter is found the basal ganglia which will be discussed in the motor system.


Frontal lobe Parietal lobe Occipital lobe Temporal lobe Cingulate gyrus Thalamic nuclei left hemisphere Right hemisphere 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley Jacobson
    • 1
  • Elliott M. Marcus
    • 2
  • Stanley Pugsley
    • 3
  1. 1.BostonUSA
  2. 2.Jamaica PlainUSA
  3. 3.South Abington Twp.USA

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