Also found in: Thesaurus.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||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