what's the STS short for in "STS cortex"?

MEShinder meshinder at aol.com
Wed Feb 14 23:47:45 EST 2001

In article <3a8b299c$1_3 at news.intensive.net>, "Shamim Khaliq"
<shamimkhaliq at hotmail.comTakeThisOff> writes:

>what does STS mean, as in the sentence, "posterior parietal and agranular
>prefrontal cortices send completely overlapping projections to the opercular
>and STS cortices." http://www.neuroscience.ucsf.edu/~paul/brain.html

My human anatomy is a little rusty but I believe STS refers to the sulcus
temporalis superior, generally the highest sulcus on the lateral surface of the
temporal lobe. It is located just outside the temporal opercular cortex, I
believe. The STS is generally known as a "visual association area" for whatever
that means. 

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