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Central sulcus

Brain: Central sulcus
Central sulcus of the human brain.
Lateral surface of left cerebral hemisphere, viewed from the side.
Latin sulcus centralis
Gray's subject #189 819
NeuroNames hier-29

The central sulcus is a fold in the cerebral cortex of brains in vertebrates. Also called the central fissure, it was originally called the fissure of Rolando or the Rolandic fissure, after Luigi Rolando.

The central sulcus is a prominent landmark of the brain, separating the parietal lobe from the frontal lobe and the primary motor cortex from the primary somatosensory cortex.

See also

List of human anatomical parts named after people

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