cortex cortex  /ˈkɔr tɛks/


  1. (n) the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
  2. (n) the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal
  3. (n) the tissue that surrounds the lens nucleus


  1. Assuming it's confirmed in subsequent trials, tracing the starting point of MND to the motor cortex is a step toward unlocking the mysteries of the disease.
  2. Other regions of the cortex score similarly spectacular increases but on slightly different schedules.
  3. But the Swingle-Pfiffner hormone, extracted from the suprarenal cortex of cattle, seems to prove the cortex much more important than the medulla.


  1. Atmel launches New ARM Cortex-M0+ MCU family

    The SAM D20 from Atmel Corporation is the first series in a new family of embedded Flash microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor core.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Embedded Systems Design

  2. Cortex Announces Partnership With Coupa Software

    Cortex Business Solutions , an e-invoicing and e-billing leader, has partnered with Coupa Software, the industry leader in spend management solutions, to bring new finance applications and capabilities ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Cortex Reports Network Statistics for the Month of May 2013

    Cortex Business Solutions Inc. reports the following network statistic updates for the month of May 2013. This report is issued by the second Thursday of each month.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Proper migration of neurons during development is essential for normal development of the cerebral cortex and its function," Dr Pasko Rakic, chair of the Department of Neurobiology at Yale, said in a statement. "We have observed that a small...
    on Aug 7, 2006 By: Pasko Rakic Source: The Age

  2. "The ARM Cortex-A5 processor is the ideal solution for fast, efficient multicore systems so it is a perfect complement to Mentor`s Multi-OS on multicore embedded software solutions," said Glenn Perry, embedded systems division general manager,...
    on Oct 21, 2009 By: Glenn Source: Reuters

  3. "But these distortions happened too quickly to result from structural changes in the cortex," Kanwisher explained. "So we think the connections were already there but were silent, and that the brain is constantly recalibrating the connections...
    on Jul 14, 2009 By: Nancy Kanwisher Source: Science Daily (press release)

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