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Inferior Parietal Lobule (Areas 39, 40)
Jeffrey S. Anderson, MD, PhD; Jared A. Nielsen, PhD
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Location and Boundaries

  • Location

    • Boundaries

      Function

      • Reading

        • Mental Arithmetic

          • Action Awareness

            • Memory for Auditory Pitch

              • Auditory Attention

                Structural Connections

                • Area 39

                  • Area 40

                    Functional Connections

                    • Coactive Regions

                      • Associated Literature Keywords (NeuroSynth)

                        Areas 39-, 40-Associated Disorders

                        • Hemispatial Neglect

                          • Dyslexia

                            • Angular Gyrus Syndrome

                              Selected References

                              1. Igelström KM et al: The inferior parietal lobule and temporoparietal junction: a network perspective. Neuropsychologia. 105:70-83, 2017
                              2. Krall SC et al: The role of the right temporoparietal junction in attention and social interaction as revealed by ALE meta-analysis. Brain Struct Funct. 220(2):587-604, 2015
                              3. Strombach T et al: Social discounting involves modulation of neural value signals by temporoparietal junction. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 112(5):1619-24, 2015
                              4. Caspers S et al: Organization of the human inferior parietal lobule based on receptor architectonics. Cereb Cortex. 23(3):615-28, 2013
                              5. Segal E et al: Functional activation during reading in relation to the sulci of the angular gyrus region. Eur J Neurosci. 38(5):2793-801, 2013
                              6. Segal E et al: The morphology and variability of the caudal rami of the superior temporal sulcus. Eur J Neurosci. 36(1):2035-53, 2012
                              7. Van Essen DC et al: Parcellations and hemispheric asymmetries of human cerebral cortex analyzed on surface-based atlases. Cereb Cortex. 22(10):2241-62, 2012
                              8. Marcus DS et al: Informatics and data mining tools and strategies for the human connectome project. Front Neuroinform. 5:4, 2011
                              9. Uddin LQ et al: Dissociable connectivity within human angular gyrus and intraparietal sulcus: evidence from functional and structural connectivity. Cereb Cortex. 20(11):2636-46, 2010
                              10. Grabner RH et al: To retrieve or to calculate? Left angular gyrus mediates the retrieval of arithmetic facts during problem solving. Neuropsychologia. 47(2):604-8, 2009
                              11. Stoeckel C et al: Supramarginal gyrus involvement in visual word recognition. Cortex. 45(9):1091-6, 2009
                              12. Caspers S et al: The human inferior parietal lobule in stereotaxic space. Brain Struct Funct. 212(6):481-95, 2008
                              13. Farrer C et al: The angular gyrus computes action awareness representations. Cereb Cortex. 18(2):254-61, 2008
                              14. Caspers S et al: The human inferior parietal cortex: cytoarchitectonic parcellation and interindividual variability. Neuroimage. 33(2):430-48, 2006
                              15. Maldjian JA et al: An automated method for neuroanatomic and cytoarchitectonic atlas-based interrogation of fMRI data sets. Neuroimage. 19(3):1233-9, 2003
                              16. Horwitz B et al: Functional connectivity of the angular gyrus in normal reading and dyslexia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 95(15):8939-44, 1998
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                              Location and Boundaries

                              • Location

                                • Boundaries

                                  Function

                                  • Reading

                                    • Mental Arithmetic

                                      • Action Awareness

                                        • Memory for Auditory Pitch

                                          • Auditory Attention

                                            Structural Connections

                                            • Area 39

                                              • Area 40

                                                Functional Connections

                                                • Coactive Regions

                                                  • Associated Literature Keywords (NeuroSynth)

                                                    Areas 39-, 40-Associated Disorders

                                                    • Hemispatial Neglect

                                                      • Dyslexia

                                                        • Angular Gyrus Syndrome

                                                          Selected References

                                                          1. Igelström KM et al: The inferior parietal lobule and temporoparietal junction: a network perspective. Neuropsychologia. 105:70-83, 2017
                                                          2. Krall SC et al: The role of the right temporoparietal junction in attention and social interaction as revealed by ALE meta-analysis. Brain Struct Funct. 220(2):587-604, 2015
                                                          3. Strombach T et al: Social discounting involves modulation of neural value signals by temporoparietal junction. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 112(5):1619-24, 2015
                                                          4. Caspers S et al: Organization of the human inferior parietal lobule based on receptor architectonics. Cereb Cortex. 23(3):615-28, 2013
                                                          5. Segal E et al: Functional activation during reading in relation to the sulci of the angular gyrus region. Eur J Neurosci. 38(5):2793-801, 2013
                                                          6. Segal E et al: The morphology and variability of the caudal rami of the superior temporal sulcus. Eur J Neurosci. 36(1):2035-53, 2012
                                                          7. Van Essen DC et al: Parcellations and hemispheric asymmetries of human cerebral cortex analyzed on surface-based atlases. Cereb Cortex. 22(10):2241-62, 2012
                                                          8. Marcus DS et al: Informatics and data mining tools and strategies for the human connectome project. Front Neuroinform. 5:4, 2011
                                                          9. Uddin LQ et al: Dissociable connectivity within human angular gyrus and intraparietal sulcus: evidence from functional and structural connectivity. Cereb Cortex. 20(11):2636-46, 2010
                                                          10. Grabner RH et al: To retrieve or to calculate? Left angular gyrus mediates the retrieval of arithmetic facts during problem solving. Neuropsychologia. 47(2):604-8, 2009
                                                          11. Stoeckel C et al: Supramarginal gyrus involvement in visual word recognition. Cortex. 45(9):1091-6, 2009
                                                          12. Caspers S et al: The human inferior parietal lobule in stereotaxic space. Brain Struct Funct. 212(6):481-95, 2008
                                                          13. Farrer C et al: The angular gyrus computes action awareness representations. Cereb Cortex. 18(2):254-61, 2008
                                                          14. Caspers S et al: The human inferior parietal cortex: cytoarchitectonic parcellation and interindividual variability. Neuroimage. 33(2):430-48, 2006
                                                          15. Maldjian JA et al: An automated method for neuroanatomic and cytoarchitectonic atlas-based interrogation of fMRI data sets. Neuroimage. 19(3):1233-9, 2003
                                                          16. Horwitz B et al: Functional connectivity of the angular gyrus in normal reading and dyslexia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 95(15):8939-44, 1998