association area

noun

: an area of the cerebral cortex that functions in linking and coordinating the sensory and motor areas

Examples of association area in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of association area was in 1897

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“Association area.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/association%20area. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

association area

noun
variants or association cortex
: an area of the cerebral cortex that functions in linking and coordinating the sensory and motor areas
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
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

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