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What is the cerebral cortex?

This is the centre of conscious thought, where memories are recalled and what alters behaviour in light of experience


What is localisation?

Localisation (distinct regions with a particular function) of brains functions containing sensory, motor and association areas


What are association areas?

They concern language, processing, personality, imagination and intelligence


What does the left side of the cerebral hemisphere do?

It deals with information from the right visual field and controls the right side of the body and vice versa


Transfers between the two hemispheres occur through what?

The corpus callosum