association area

  1. any of the regions of the cerebral cortex of the brain connected by numerous nerve fibers to all parts of both cerebral hemispheres and coordinating such higher activities as learning and reasoning.

Origin of association area

First recorded in 1905–10
  • Also called association cortex.

Words Nearby association area Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023