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Parietal Lobe

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The parietal cortex plays an important role in integrating information from different senses to build a coherent picture of the world.
Transcript:
The parietal cortex plays an important role in integrating information from different senses to build a coherent picture of the world. It integrates information from the ventral visual pathways (which process what things are) and dorsal visual pathways (which process where things are). This allows us to coordinate our movements in response to the objects in our environment. It contains a number of distinct reference maps of the body, near space, and distant space, which are constantly updated as we move and interact with the world.
Keywords:
parietal, lobe, cortex, senses, maps, navigation, orientation, coordination, space
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