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1. the coordination of sensorial stimulants comprising various parts of the brain that is generally necessary in jobs involving the pairing of optical and audile stimulants, optical and tactile stimulants, or a like mixture of mental operations. Wounds in the occipital, parietal, or temporal lobes might be identified by cross-modal association examining. 2. a sensation wherein the stimulant to one sense dependably produced another sensorial result which is generally produced by the stimulant to a different sense.

CROSS-MODAL ASSOCIATION: "Cross-modal association is employed in young children when playing the game Memory"

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