neocortex

Definitions:

  • The dorsal region of the cerebral cortex, especially large in primates, thought to have evolved more recently than other parts of the brain.
  • The cortical part of the neencephalon; the most recently evolved part of the cerebral cortex of the brain of higher animals, and the site of most of the higher brain functions; called also <altname>neopallium</altname>.
  • The top layer of the <xref>cerebral hemispheres</xref> in the brain of mammals; part of <xref>cerebral cortex</xref>.
  • the cortical part of the neencephalon
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