cortical area


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Noun1.cortical area - any of various regions of the cerebral cortex
region, area - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
cerebral cortex, cerebral mantle, cortex, pallium - the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
association area, association cortex - cortical areas that are neither motor or sensory but are thought to be involved in higher processing of information
auditory area, auditory cortex - the cortical area that receives auditory information from the medial geniculate body
Brodmann's area - one of the cortical areas mapped out on the basis of its cytoarchitecture
language area, language zone - a large cortical area (in the left hemisphere in most people) containing all the centers associated with language
excitable area, motor area, motor cortex, motor region, Rolando's area - the cortical area that influences motor movements
sensorium - the areas of the brain that process and register incoming sensory information and make possible the conscious awareness of the world
sensorimotor area, sensorimotor region - an area of the cortex including the precentral gyrus and the postcentral gyrus and combining sensory and motor functions
visual area, visual cortex - the cortical area that receives information from the lateral geniculate body of the thalamus
area 17 of Brodmann, Brodmann's area 17, first visual area, striate area, striate cortex - the part of the occipital cortex that receives the fibers of the optic radiation from the lateral geniculate body and is the primary receptive area for vision
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We found that the shortest VestEP latencies and the highest amplitudes were registered in a relatively distinct cortical area that is covered by the transversal electrode line T3-C3-Cz-C4-T4, in accordance with the 10/20 international electrode scheme.
After rounding, the number of tunic cells and filamentous materials increased significantly in cortical area of the specimens.
The bipolar group demonstrated increases in both subcortical (ventral, striatal, thalamic, and hippocampal) and ventral prefrontal cortical responses, particularly to expressions of mild and intense fear, mild happiness, and mild sadness; activity was diminished in the dorsal prefrontal cortical area to the majority of facial expressions (Biol.
The dorsal prefrontal cortical area, where the bipolar patients showed lower brain activity, comprises the regions primarily associated with regulation of emotion.
A possible explanation for the disappointing BMD results when PTH is preceded by a potent antiresorptive agent is that the hormone increases endosteal porosity and promotes new periosteal bone formation, with a resultant increase in cortical area.
Neurons that process information from this part of the nose take up a large proportion of the cortical area devoted to touch.
To examine whether the healing cortex makes appropriate connections, they injected chemical compounds into brain regions that normally connect to the cortical area they had removed.
However, for right-handed people, there is more cortical area associated with right arm than the left.
Finding such a dramatic loss in a cortical area of the brain is especially significant, Everall adds, because a comparable degree of conical cell loss is associated with the severe dementia suffered by Alzheimer's patients.
We seek to uncover principles describing the relationships between local network activity, dendritic recruitment, and neuronal output in neocortex in vivo in the anatomical context of a visual cortical area border in the mouse brain.
What we've shown is that along with evolution of direct control over motor neurons, a new cortical area has evolved that's right next to the old one.