CORTICAL ACTIVATION By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 stimulation of areas of the cerebral or cerebellar cortexes. Attainment is possible through sensory arousal or mental tasks, and more. CORTICAL ACTIVATION: "Cortical activation occurs during most mental tasks." Related Psychology Terms CORTICAL INHIBITION CORTICOPETAL EXTRASTRIATE VISUAL AREAS AROUSAL SENSORY AREA CORTICAL LAYERS SECONDARY SOMATOSENSORY AREA (S2) ASSOCIATION CORTEX SENSORY SYSTEM AROUSAL-REDUCTION MECHANISM Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CORTICAL ACTIVATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cortical-activation/ (accessed December 5, 2020).