Situated posterior to the primary somatosensory cortex (Brodmannareas 1, 2 and 3), and superior to visual cortices (Brodmannareas 17, 18 and 19), this region is believed to play in visuo-motor coordination (e.g., in reaching to grasp an object).
Brodmannarea 7 is a subdivision of the cytoarchitecturally defined parietal region of cerebral cortex in the guenon.
Distinctive features (Brodmann-1905): in area 7 compared to Brodmannarea 5-1909, large ganglion cells are absent from the internal pyramidal layer (V); the pyramidal cells of the external pyramidal layer (III) sublayer 3b are, on average, larger; the multiform layer (VI) is denser and narrower and more sharply bounded by subcortical white matter.
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