sensory area


Definition of sensory area

: an area of the cerebral cortex that receives afferent nerve fibers from lower sensory or motor areas

Examples of sensory area in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The construction will soon offer a new space dedicated for parents and caregivers, as well as a quiet sensory area for campers. Jessika Harkay,, 18 Aug. 2021 The playground has rubberized footing, a sensory area, adaptive playground equipment, a picnicking area, areas divided for the younger and older children and a spray park. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, 30 June 2021 The event will have children’s activities, a sensory area, and resources for families. Gloria Casas,, 3 Apr. 2021 Quiet rooms, low-sensory areas, and noise-canceling headphones will also be available if someone is experiencing sensory overload. Erin Mccarthy,, 14 Apr. 2018 The park also offers low sensory areas, noise-cancelling headphones and officials have developed a pre-visit sensory guide to help families plan activities that suits their child’s needs. Char Adams,, 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sensory area

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Sensory area.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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Medical Definition of sensory area

: an area of the cerebral cortex that receives afferent nerve fibers from lower sensory or motor areas


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