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- n. Plural form of neocortex.
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Either the valorization of accumulation, profit, and the subjection of human beings to mechanistic systems will wind down into the sort of dystopia so widely and lavishly depicted to scare us witless; or we will awaken from our trance, take a deep breath to dispel the catecholamines, use our big neocortices to recognize that we still possess the resources, intelligence and skill to enact a redemptive vision—and then do it.
The predicted outcomes then guide behavior.26 Antonio Damasio, a neurologist at the University of Southern California, tells us that fruit-eating monkeys who must predict where they can find edible fruit have larger neocortices—and thus more thinking capacity—than their leaf-eating relatives, who have no need to figure out where to find food and predict its location.27
Study finds structural similarities in neocortices of humans and chickens
UC San Diego researchers find structural similarities in the neocortices of humans and chickens
 on brain sections from frontal, temporal and parietal neocortices (the occipital cortex was unavailable), neo-striatum, thalamus, cerebellar hemisphere and on sections from all received tissues.