Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Neocortex

Nonolfactory, phylogenetically younger part of the cerebral cortex; so-called because its cellular and fibrous layers are distributed in a uniform pattern. Region of the mammalian brain associated with higher level motor and sensory activities and the integration of those activities into complex patterns of behavior. It is 3-6 times larger in humans than in the great apes.

See neopallium.

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