Intraparietal Sulcus

The intraparietal sulcus (IPS) is located on the lateral surface of the parietal lobe, and consists of an oblique and a horizontal portion. The IPS contains a series of functionally distinct subregions that have been intensively investigated using both single cell neurophysiology in primates and human functional neuroimaging. Its principal functions are related to perceptual-motor coordination (for directing eye movements and reaching) and visual attention.

The IPS is also thought to play a role in other functions, including processing symbolic numerical information, visuospatial working memory and interpreting the intent of others.

Read more about Intraparietal Sulcus:  The IPS Role in Numerical Cognition, Other Roles of The IPS, Additional Images

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Visual Search - Relationship With The Parietal Cortex
... bilaterally, including the superior and inferior parietal lobules, and the intraparietal sulcus ... in the superior parietal cortex and intraparietal sulcus are more active during inefficient visual search ... efficiency exerts enhanced activity bilaterally in the superior parietal lobule, intraparietal sulcus, and in the right angular gyrus, in inefficient relative to ...
Numerical Cognition - Neuroimaging and Neurophysiological Studies
... that regions of the parietal lobe, including the intraparietal sulcus (IPS) and the inferior parietal lobule (IPL) are activated when subjects are asked to perform calculation ... neurophysiology in monkeys has also found neurons in the frontal cortex and in the intraparietal sulcus that respond to numbers ... recorded during the delay period showed that neurons in the intraparietal sulcus and the frontal cortex had a "preferred numerosity", exactly as predicted by behavioral studies ...