Cerebral cortex

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Cerebral cortex
Brainmaps-macaque-hippocampus.jpg
The cerebral cortex is the ooter layer
depictit in dark violet.
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Golgi-stained neurons in the cortex.
Details
Pairt oTelencephalon
Identifiers
LaitinCortex cerebri
TAA14.1.09.003
A14.1.09.301
FMA61830
Anatomical terms o neuroanatomy

The cerebral cortex is the cerebrum's (brain) ooter layer o neural tissue in humans an ither mammals. It is dividit intae twa cortices, alang the sagittal plane: the left an richt cerebral hemispheres dividit bi the medial longitudinal fissur. The cerebral cortex plays a key role in memory, attention, perception, awareness, thocht, leid, an consciousness. The human cerebral cortex is 2 tae 4 millimetres (0.079 tae 0.157 in) thick.[1]

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  1. Kandel, Eric R.; Schwartz, James H.; Jessell, Thomas M. (2000). Principles of Neural Science Fourth Edition. United State of America: McGraw-Hill. p. 324. ISBN 0-8385-7701-6.