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  • n. The portion of the brain immediately below the cerebral cortex.

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  • n. The part of the brain that lies directly below the cortex.


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sub- +‎ cortex


  • Tennessee, who contends that young fetuses can feel pain in a more primitive part of the brain called the subcortex, which receives pain signals before the cortex has been wired up.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • The "basic machinery" to do this is located primarily in the subcortex.

    Dr. Laura's apology and the science of racism

  • They also determined the killers had higher than normal activity in a deeper, more primitive part of the brain, the subcortex, where the brain may stimulate aggressive behavior.

    CNN Transcript May 18, 2004

  • Goldberg also brings out how, because of the unique richness of the frontal lobes 'connections to different parts of the brain, other conditions which have their primary pathology elsewhere, even in the subcortex, may evoke or present themselves as frontal lobe dysfunctions.

    Inside the Executive Brain

  • "Our scientists say there's no evidence that the subcortex can provide for the pain experience," Templeton told

    New Scientist - Online News

  • His rationale for this is that adults can feel pain in the subcortex even if their sensory cortex is removed.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • He told me he believes that pain can be felt before the connections to the cortex are in place; he thinks it is then felt in the subcortex, which matures earlier.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • For only an extra £25 an Amygdala-activating extension is available which uses the latest in silhouette technology to project the image of an angry male face directly into the subcortex of unsuspecting drivers.

    Mind Hacks

  • Why those poor banks were so eager to lend and what their agents did to shovel product out the door is a more convoluted story, one more prone to glaze the eyes than fire the subcortex. put a story about a math formula that helped create the crisis on its cover.


  • This technique will increase the neuronal activity in the neocortex and decrease it in the subcortex, thus correcting the chemical imbalance that feeds depression. what's new online!


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