Definition of association area in English:

association area

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  • A region of the cortex of the brain which connects sensory and motor areas, and which is thought to be concerned with higher mental activities.
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    • 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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