Functional Regions of the Cerebral Cortex- A. functional; areas of the brain overlap, the cortex can generally be divided into motor, sensory and association areas. B. The sensory areas are located in several areas of the cerebrum and interpret sensory input producing feelings or sensations. C. The various association areas of the brain analyze and interpret sensory impulses and function in reasoning, judgment, emotions, verbalizing ideas, and storing memory. D. The primary motor areas lie in posterior frontal lobes anterior to central sulcus. E. Sensory and motor fibers alike cross over in the spinal cord or brain stem.