Superior Parietal Lobule

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The superior parietal lobule is an area of the cerebral cortex located in the parietal lobe, lying posteriorly to the postcentral gyrus and above the interparietal sulcus, which separates it from the inferior parietal lobule.

The superior parietal lobule (SPL) seems to be involved in spatial orientation and the somatic perception of bimanual interaction with an external object probably by computing the spatial relationship between the two hands and a hand-held object.

Superior Parietal Lobule