Skip to main content

Unfortunately we don't fully support your browser. If you have the option to, please upgrade to a newer version or use Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Safari 14 or newer. If you are unable to, and need support, please send us your feedback.

Elsevier
Publish with us
Central Sulcus
Nervous System

Central Sulcus

Sulcus centralis

Read more

Quick Facts

The central sulcus (aka central sulcus of cerebrum) is a groove along the surface of the cerebral cortex that separates the frontal lobe from the parietal lobe. It also separates the primary motor cortex from the primary somatosensory cortex.

Complete Anatomy
The world's most advanced 3D anatomy platform
Try it for Free

Learn more about this topic from other Elsevier products

Central Sulcus

ScienceDirect image

The portion of the central sulcus medial to the sharp notch then resembles a “lightning bolt” that strikes backward into the pars basket (Fig. 9-29I).

Explore on ScienceDirect(opens in new tab/window)

Complete Anatomy

The world's most advanced 3D anatomy platform

Complete Anatomy