Definition of Neocortex

1. Noun. The cortical part of the neencephalon.

Exact synonyms: Neopallium
Generic synonyms: Cerebral Cortex, Cerebral Mantle, Cortex, Pallium
Derivative terms: Neocortical



Definition of Neocortex

1. Noun. (neuroanatomy) The top layer of the cerebral hemispheres in the brain of mammals; part of cerebral cortex. ¹

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Definition of Neocortex

1. [n -TEXES or -TICES]

Medical Definition of Neocortex

1. A six-layered tissue of the cerebral cortex, showing stratification and organization characteristic of the most highly developed type of cerebral tissue. It develops primarily through the elaboration of nonolfactory functions and, in man, makes up the major portion of the cerebral cortex. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Neocortex

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1. Acute Perinatal Asphyxia in Term Infants: Report of the Workshopedited by Linda L. Wright, Gerald B. Merenstein, Deborah Hirtz edited by Linda L. Wright, Gerald B. Merenstein, Deborah Hirtz (1997)
"Second, astrocytic precursors ultimately destined for the upper layers of neocortex may be destroyed and/or their migration disrupted, which may, thereby, ..."

2. A New Dimension of Time by Marc van der Erve (2007)
"Physically, the sense of self is generated within the neocortex, ... The neocortex functions as a sensory mapping device which is driven by signals ..."

3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Smoking was associated with significant decreases in the concentrations of 5-HIAA in the hippocampal neocortex (P less than 0.001), hippocampal formation (P ..."

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