Definition of association area in English:

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association area


A region of the cortex of the brain that connects sensory and motor areas, and that is thought to be concerned with higher mental activities.
Example sentences
  • On the other hand, the parietal higher association area activity was decreased compared to the controls.
  • In the temporal lobe of the monkey's cerebral cortex, in the general region where Wernicke's area exists in humans, there is a specialized auditory association area.
  • Instead, they may involve association areas of the cerebral cortex.

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Syllabification: as·so·ci·a·tion ar·e·a

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