American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The dorsal region of the cerebral cortex, especially large in higher mammals and the most recently evolved part of the brain. Also called neopallium.
- n. neuroanatomy The top layer of the cerebral hemispheres in the brain of mammals; part of cerebral cortex.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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
- n. the cortical part of the neencephalon
“The neocortex is a thin sheet of cells, folded to form the convolutions that have become a visual synonym for the brain itself.”
“Although the entire neocortex is fairly uniform, it is divided into dozens of areas that do different things.”
“Much experimental evidence supports the idea that the neocortex is such a general-purpose learning machine.”
“The first phase of the project is now complete; researchers have modeled the neocortical column - a unit of the mammalian brain known as the neocortex which is responsible for higher brain functions and thought.”
“First, the neocortex is the newest part of the brain in evolutionary time.”
“Mr. SHERWOOD: It's got a brain that has a neocortex, which is the most expanded part of the forebrain, which is shared by all mammals.”
“It does stuff now without consulting the neocortex, which is encouraging -- that's what we hope to train it to do -- but little disconcerting, because now it often will not do things it used to know how to do.”
“This control originates in a part of the brain called the neocortex.”
“Unlike the hippocampus, the neocortex is a master at weaving the old with the new.”
“Blue Brain Project The project focuses on the rat's neocortical column, or NCC, building blocks of the neocortex, which is responsible for higher functions and thought.”
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