Central sulcus

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Central sulcus
Central sulcus diagram.png
The lateral surface of the left cerebral hemisphere
showing the central sulcus in red
The lateral surface of the right cerebral hemisphere. The central sulcus is labeled on the top center, in red. The central sulcus separates the parietal lobe (blue) and the frontal lobe (lime green).
Latin sulcus centralis cerebri
NeuroNames 48
NeuroLex ID birnlex_4035
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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