Cerebral Cortex

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The Cerebral Cortex is the “furrowed outer layer of gray matter in the cerebrum of the brain, associated with the higher brain functions, as voluntary movement, coordination of sensory information, learning and memory, and the expression of individuality.”1

The cerebral cortex is involved in many body functions, including:

  • Determining Intelligence
  • Determining Personality
  • Motor Function
  • Planning and Organization
  • Touch Sensation
  • Processing Sensory Information
  • Language Processing 2

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Notes

  1. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/cerebral-cortex
  2. https://www.thoughtco.com/anatomy-of-the-brain-cerebral-cortex-373217
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