CORTICAL ACTIVATION By N., Sam M.S. - 157 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 CEREBRAL CORTEX ADOLESCENCE (Theories) BRAIN WAVES (Electroencephalogram, EEG) Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population ARTERIOSCLEROTIC BRAIN DISORDER CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY RETICULAR FORMATION (Reticular Activating System, RAS) CHILD PSYCHIATRY AER HUNGER Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CORTICAL ACTIVATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cortical-activation/ (accessed August 16, 2022).