Sensory Cortex: Definition & Function


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Which of the following regions of sensory cortex combines sensory information from multiple modalities?

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1. Which of the following regions of the sensory cortex is the first stop for sensory processing?

2. Which of the following multimodal association cortical areas combines sensory information with emotion and is important for learning and memory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your comprehension of the sensory cortex. Practice questions ask you about the different regions of the sensory cortex and their function.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz to assess your understanding of the sensory cortex, including:

  • Distinguishing the function of the different regions of the sensory cortex
  • Identifying the type of information processed in the secondary sensory cortex
  • Which region combines sensory information with emotion

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice these skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about senses in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the various sensory cortex regions
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast multimodal association cortical areas
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding processing of sensory input

Additional Learning

Learn more about how your brain processes sensory information in the interactive lesson entitled Sensory Cortex: Definition & Function. This lesson covers:

  • Defining the sensory cortex
  • Explaining the primary sensory cortex
  • Distinguishing the secondary sensory cortex
  • Understanding the multimodal association cortex