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Cerebral Cortex

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Cerebral Cortex

A description of the functions of different sections of the cerebral cortex. This includes (but is not limited to) the FrontalCortex.

Terminology:
By the end of this section, make certain that you understand what each of these terms mean, and can apply them appropriately.  If applicable, make sure you can find each item on a whole brain, brain section, or image of a brain.

neocortex
paleocortex
archicortex
granule cell layer
pyramidal cell layer
long and short association fibers
corpus callosum
anterior commissure
external band of Baillarger
granular cortex
agranular cortex
intermediate cortex
lateralization of language function
Wernicke's area
supramarginal gyrus
angular gyrus
Broca's area
arcuate fasciculus
superior longitudinal fasciculus
inferior longitudinal fasciculus
uncinate fasciculus
neglect
agnosia
aphasia
apraxia
agraphia
alexia
leucotomy
dementia
nucleus basalis of Meynert