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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After completing this training, the animals displayed coinciding bursts of gamma-wave activity in areas of the visual cortex and the association cortex as they eyed the grating and waited for it to rotate.
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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