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Gyrus

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noun, plural: gyri

Any of the many sinuous ridges or bumps on the surface of the brain that is surrounded by one or more sulci.


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Word origin: Latin gȳrus (“circle”)

Synonyms: convolution (neuroscience)

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Evolutionary advantage of seeing 'upright'

... with your other spatial senses, specifically hearing, touch, and the vestibular sense. This "integration" process happens in the angular gyrus, a part of your brain located between the visual and motor cortices. You only assume your vision is upright because under normal circumstances ...

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by EmperorSunshine
Mon May 21, 2012 11:48 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary advantage of seeing 'upright'
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