medical Definition of association area
- Higher cognitive functions in primates, including humans, depend on the appropriate number, organization, and connectivity of neurons in the association areas of the neocortex.
- —David R. Kornack et al., Science, 7 Dec. 2001
- This [Wernicke's] area is conveniently surrounded by the auditory cortex as well as by areas collectively known as association cortex, areas that integrate auditory, visual, and somatic sensation into complex perceptions.
- —Eric R. Kandel et al., Principles of Neural Science, 4th edition, 2000
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