Cortical Sensory Dysfunction and the Parietal Lobe

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The parietal lobes are involved in integrating sensory information to form a body-centered representation of external space necessary for movement control. They are also important for language comprehension and mathematical skills. Impairment of the parietal lobes can lead to clinical features such as cortical sensory loss, apraxia, aphasia, or neglect of body and extrapersonal space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders
EditorsK. Kompoliti, L. Verhagen Metman
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherAcademic Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780123741059
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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  • Alien limb
  • Apraxia
  • Balint’s syndrome
  • Cortical sensory loss
  • Corticobasal degeneration
  • Corticobasal syndrome
  • Gerstmann’s syndrome
  • Ideational apraxia
  • Ideomotor apraxia
  • Kinesthesia
  • Limb-kinetic apraxia
  • Parietal lobe
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Proprioception
  • Pseudoathetosis


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