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  • adjective Of or relating to the perception of sensory stimuli from the skin and internal organs.

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  • adjective biology Of or pertaining to the perception of sensory stimuli produced by the skin or internal organs

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  • adjective of or relating to the somatosenses

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  • The researchers looked, for instance, at a part of the brain called the somatosensory cortex, which contains a kind of map of the body.

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  • The experiments explain how the circuitry of a region of the mouse brain called the somatosensory cortex, which processes input from the various systems in the body that respond to the sense of touch, can change.

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  • Blankenburg's study pinpointed activity in a part of the brain called the somatosensory cortex, an area that maintains an internal body map.

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  • The postcentral gyrus is also known as the somatosensory cortex, or primary sensory area, because it receives sensory input from the body.

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  • But in principle a properly placed electrode should be able to trigger neurons in his somatosensory state map as if his tongue or jaw had moved.

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  • Blue and yellow LEDs would flash on and off inside genetically altered somatosensory regions of the cortex to give the user sensations of weight, temperature, and texture.

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  • Brain scans before and after showed that while they were meditating, they had less activity in the primary somatosensory cortex, the part of the brain that registers where pain is coming from, and greater activity in the anterior cingulate cortex, which plays a role in handling unpleasant feelings.

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  • Similarly, the tongue and lips send signals to the somatosensory cortex, which compare their actual placement with their expected placement.

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  • Blue and yellow LEDs would flash on and off inside genetically altered somatosensory regions of the cortex to give the user sensations of weight, temperature, and texture.

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  • Similarly, the tongue and lips send signals to the somatosensory cortex, which compare their actual placement with their expected placement.

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