cortical region

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Related to cortical region: associative cortex, association area, cortical plate
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Noun1.cortical region - 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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A localised increase in metabolic demand in a cortical region results in an increase in oxyhaemoglobin and a decrease in deoxyhaemoglobin which can be measured by detectors placed on the scalp, as shown in Fig.
The prefrontal cortex is a top-down cortical region that is supposed to help you suppress fearful memories, or make you learn new memories.
In the fetuses, ROIs were placed in the cerebellar cortical region and middle cerebellar preduncles (MCP) at the level of fourth ventricle.
The authors' confirmation of the functionality of the cortical region involved represents technology near the cutting edge.
Carotenoids exerted their strongest protective effect in the main body of the lens, or cortical region, and offered moderate protection against P.
In the process of gonadal differentiation, primary germ cells in presumptive males migrate from cortical region into medullary region, where they will form spermatogonia.
Laboratory, examined a cortical region that processes sensory information from a mouse's whiskers.
The functionality of this cortical region was confirmed by activation studies with high-field MRI and statistical subtraction of a music-listening paradigm minus white-noise-listening (figure 3).
They include the hypothalamus; the striatal region, which includes the putamen and caudate and is in charge of motivation and reward; the limbic region, where emotion and memory reside; and the cortical region, which includes the prefrontal cortex, insula, and anterior cingulate cortex and handles the integration and processing of the brain.
Instead, stimulating a broader range of cell types might help a cortical region adapt to new sensory sources, said Nicolelis, who is a professor of neurobiology, biomedical engineering and psychology and neuroscience at Duke University.
Electric activity associated with number comparisons occurred in similar patterns within a common cortical region for the children and adults, Temple and Posner report.
The Array allows the collection of aggregate or individual neural signals from the cortical region of the brain.