neocortex neocortex


  • (n) the cortical part of the neencephalon


  1. Millions of years ago, the neocortex was added on, enabling humans to plan, learn and remember.
  2. Females have more heft in the neocortex, a higher-order region that wires them for complex tasks like nurturing and reading social cues.
  3. Of those 30 brains, 15 had the severe atrophy of the neocortex associated with advanced dementia.



  1. "All the vision, smell and hearing is stored in the neocortex; when you're born, everything you learn comes through changing sensory patterns," Hawkins said.
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Jeff Hawkins Source: Purdue Exponent

  2. "The next generation of computing is 'intelligent computing' based on the same principles as the human neocortex," says Dubinsky, who was co-founder and CEO of Palm Computing, which created the Palm Pilot, and of Handspring (now Palm Inc),...
    on Jun 23, 2009 By: Donna Dubinsky Source: WA today

  3. "Through a process of co-evolution of brains and music, through the structures throughout our cortex and neocortex, from our brain stem to the prefrontal cortex, from the limbic system to the cerebellum, music uniquely insinuates itself into our...
    on Jan 14, 2009 By: Daniel Levitin Source: U.S. News & World Report

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