association area

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association area

[ə‚sō·sē′ā·shən ‚er·ē·ə]
(physiology)
An area of the cerebral cortex that is thought to link and coordinate activities of the projection areas.
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This is the first time that a correlation between a general cognitive ability factor and essentially most, if not all, cortical association areas is demonstrated in the same study," Karama adds.
The difference between Einstein's brain and the normals, however, was statistically significant only in the left rear section, which serves as an "association area for other association areas in the brain," explains Diamond.

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