sensory area

noun

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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Quiet rooms, low-sensory areas, and noise-canceling headphones will also be available if someone is experiencing sensory overload. Erin Mccarthy, Philly.com, "Autism-certified Sesame Place leads accessibility push among amusement parks, other sites," 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, PEOPLE.com, "Sesame Place Becomes First Theme Park in the World Designated as a Certified Autism Center," 4 Apr. 2018

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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sensory area

noun

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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