association cortex


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Related to association cortex: cerebral cortex, limbic system, Prefrontal cortex

as·so·ci·a·tion cor·tex

generic term denoting the large expanses of the cerebral cortex that are not sensory or motor in the customary sense, but are involved in advanced stages of sensory information processing, multisensory integration, or sensorimotor integration.
See also: cerebral cortex.
Synonym(s): association areas

as·so·ci·a·tion cortex

, association areas (ă-sō'sē-ā'shŭn kōr'teks, ār'ē-ăz)
Generic term denoting the large expanses of the cerebral cortex that are not sensory or motor in the customary sense, but are involved in advanced stages of sensory information processing, multisensory integration, or sensorimotor integration.
See also: cerebral cortex
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Areas that receive projections from primary cortex are called unimodal sensory association cortex.
Afferent input into these nuclei is from the cerebral cortex, information being received from the primary motor cortex (Brodmann's area 4), primary sensory cortex (Brodmann's area 3, 1, 2), association cortex (Brodmann's area 5), premotor cortex (Brodmann's area 6), and supplementary cortex (Brodmann's area 6).
The dorsolateral part of the striatum (the input side of the basal ganglia) controls movement and is connected to the sensorimotor cortex, while the dorsomedial striatum controls flexible behaviour and is connected to higher areas known as association cortex.

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