Central sulcus

Central sulcus

Lateral surface of left cerebral hemisphere
showing central sulcus in red

Lateral surface of right cerebral hemisphere. Central sulcus labeled on top center, in red. Central sulcus separates the parietal lobe (blue) and the frontal lobe (lime green).
Latin sulcus centralis cerebri
NeuroNames hier-29
NeuroLex ID Central sulcus
TA A14.1.09.103
FMA 83752

Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

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

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.

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