association area

association area
noun Date: circa 1909 an area of the cerebral cortex that functions in linking and coordinating the sensory and motor areas

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • association area — n an area of the cerebral cortex considered to function in linking and coordinating the sensory and motor areas * * * an area of cerebral cortex that lies away from the main areas that are concerned with the reception of sensory impulses and the… …   Medical dictionary

  • association area — an area of cerebral cortex that lies away from the main areas that are concerned with the reception of sensory impulses and the start of motor impulses but is linked to them by many neurones known as association fibres. The areas of association… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • association area — noun cortical areas that are neither motor or sensory but are thought to be involved in higher processing of information • Syn: ↑association cortex • Hypernyms: ↑cortical area, ↑cortical region …   Useful english dictionary

  • association area — any of the regions of the cerebral cortex of the brain connected by numerous nerve fibers to all parts of both cerebral hemispheres and coordinating such higher activities as learning and reasoning. Also called association cortex. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • sensory association area — an association area around the borders of a primary receiving area, where sensory stimuli are interpreted …   Medical dictionary

  • auditory association area — a sensory association area for auditory stimuli …   Medical dictionary

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  • area — 1. [TA] Any circumscribed surface or space. 2. All of the part supplied by a given artery or nerve. 3. A part of an organ having a special function, as the motor a. of the brain. SEE ALSO …   Medical dictionary

  • association cortex — noun cortical areas that are neither motor or sensory but are thought to be involved in higher processing of information • Syn: ↑association area • Hypernyms: ↑cortical area, ↑cortical region …   Useful english dictionary

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