association cortex

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Related to association cortex: cerebral cortex, limbic system, Prefrontal cortex
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Synonyms for association cortex

cortical areas that are neither motor or sensory but are thought to be involved in higher processing of information

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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.
When they visualise previously memorised patterns to judge if they are longer of wider the activated areas are in the occipital lobe and left association cortex (Kosslyn, Pascual-Leone, Felician, Camposano, Keenan, Thompson, Ganis, Sukel & Alpert, 1999).
Presumably, this results in a loss of inhibition at the levels of the visual association cortex and causes the hallucinations.
These include Wernicke's area, which contributes to language comprehension, as well as parts of the visual cortex and a section of the association cortex considered pivotal to integrating the sight of printed letters with their corresponding sounds.
The scan demonstrates a significant loss of metabolism within the visual association cortex of the brain, the area responsible for interpreting visual information in Alzheimer's patients.
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