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What is the sensory strip?

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The sensory strip is the part of the brain responsible for receiving and sending messages of feeling from various parts of the body, according to Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options Inc. It also includes the region that interprets taste and smell.

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Dr. Patrick McCaffrey of California State University states that the sensory strip is also known as the postcentral gyrus, or the primary sensory area. It is found behind the central sulcus and receives sensory feedback from the body's joints and tendons. Behind the sensory strip are the sensory association areas, which have the ability to perform more specific analysis than the primary sensory area. These areas are involved in sensing the hotness or coldness of things more than simply identifying something as hot or cold. The sensory strip processes information first and then sends the information to the secondary sensory areas.

The sensory strip is organized similarly to the motor strip, as it reaches down the longitudinal cerebral fissure and contains a lateral and medial aspect, explains Dr. McCaffrey. The motor strip is responsible for controlling the voluntary movements of skeletal muscles. The body's lower parts, including the legs and feet, receive commands for motor movement from the superior part of the motor strip.

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