1. neocortex

noun. the cortical part of the neencephalon.


  • cortex
  • neopallium
  • cerebral cortex
  • cerebral mantle

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Example sentences of the word neocortex

1. Noun, singular or mass
Conscious thought and human language are also processed in the neocortex.

2. Adjective
Mammalian brains also possess a unique region of the brain called a neocortex.The neocortex functions as the area of the brain that handles sensory perception, motor commands and spatial reasoning.