After 100 years of progress in understanding the organization of cerebral cortex, three issues have persisted over the last 35 years, which are revisited in this paper. First, is V3 an established or questionable area of visual cortex? Second, does taste cortex include part of area 3b (S1 proper) and other somatosensory areas? Third, is primary auditory cortex, A1, of primates the homologue of A1 in cats? The existence of such questions about even the early stages of cortical processing reflects the difficulties in mapping cerebral cortex, and reminds us that the era of basic discovery is far from over.
One contribution of 12 to a Theme Issue ‘Cerebral cartography 1905–2005’.
- fundal area of the superior temporal sulcus
- middle temporal area
- the medial superior temporal area
- parvicellular ventroposteromedial nucleus
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