Psych M.D. - Association Areas

association areas
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Term: association areas
Definition (Myers): areas of the cerebral cortex that are not involved in primary motor or sensory functions; rather, they are involved in higher mental functions such as learning, remembering, thinking, and speaking. 1
Definition (alternative): areas that integrate sensory and motor information and that this integration allows objects to be recognized and located in space 2
Contextual explanation: areas that are free to process all kinds of information
Related terms and concepts:
Psych M.D. - Association Areas - The Neuron3
Related websites:
Sources:
  1. Myers, D. G. (2004). Psychology. New York, New York: Worth Publishers.
  2. association area (anatomy) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia. (n.d.). Retrieved September 10, 2009, from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/39437/association-area
  3. Cortical Association Areas and Neuronal Assemblies. (n.d.). Retrieved September 10, 2009, from http://www.cerebromente.org.br/n05/opiniao/assembl_i.htm
Edited by: Sean
Date of last edit: 9/10/09



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