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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These regions include the primary visual cortex and its association cortex, which translates the information gathered into complex representations.
Fulton (1899-1960) presented his experiment: following the resection of the frontal cortex in two chimpanzees, they became "devoid of emotional expression", and the resection of the anterior frontal association cortex succeeded in calming behavioural changes (31).
After years of research, Diamond and colleagues concluded there was no association cortex and that the cortex is best mapped only as sensory areas.
The parietal association cortex is concerned with body awareness and external stimuli that act on the body.
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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