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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Left inferior temporal lobe (Brodmann's area 37) was the most reliably and robustly activated area across subjects, had activity which extended superiorly into occipital association cortex (area 19).
The SMA area presents efferent connectivity to posterior sensory association cortex and to primary motor areas (Kunzle, 1978).
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).
After completing this training, the animals displayed coinciding bursts of gamma-wave activity in areas of the visual cortex and the association cortex as they eyed the grating and waited for it to rotate.

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