Superior temporal sulcus

Superior temporal sulcus
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What is Superior temporal sulcus?

It is the sulcus or fissure that separates the superior temporal gyrus in the temporal brain lobe from the middle temporal gyrus. The Superior temporal sulcus is abbreviated as STS.

In Latin, it is known as Sulcus temporalis superior.

Superior temporal sulcus Location

It is the first groove that lies in an inferior position to the lateral fissure.

Superior temporal sulcus Functions

This fissure is said to be involved in certain vital functions, like:

  • Processing of speech
  • Integrating auditor and visual information
  • Integrating emotional information
  • Perceiving the motion of other individuals and objects
  • Processing faces
  • Perceiving physical attractiveness

Except in autistic people, this groove also becomes active when human voices become audible.

Superior temporal sulcus Pictures

These useful images would provide you with idea about the visual appearance of this grove.

Picture of Superior temporal sulcus

Picture 1 – Superior temporal sulcus

 Image of Superior temporal sulcus

Picture 2 – Superior temporal sulcus Image

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superior_temporal_sulcus

http://www.psych-it.com.au/Psychlopedia/article.asp?id=416

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