association cortex


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Related to association cortex: cerebral cortex, limbic system, Prefrontal cortex
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Noun1.association cortex - cortical areas that are neither motor or sensory but are thought to be involved in higher processing of informationassociation cortex - cortical areas that are neither motor or sensory but are thought to be involved in higher processing of information
cortical area, cortical region - any of various regions of the cerebral cortex
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In a study slated to appear in NeuroReport, electrodes placed on the scalp recorded a rush of gamma-wave activity in the visual cortex and the association cortex just before human volunteers reported discerning a three-dimensional object in a field of dots on a computer screen.
Working memory training resulted in increased brain activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the parietal association cortex while subjects performed a working memory task.
In 1968 Geschwind and his then student Walter Levitsky had shown in the general population that the planum temporale, comprising part of the auditory association cortex involved in linguistic functions, was large on the left and small on the right, perhaps explaining language lateralization to the left hemisphere.
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