Neocortex:

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Summary

Definition

The term neocortex refers to those areas of cerebral cortex defined on the basis of cytoarchitecture that have six layers. Starting from the cortical surface the layers are: molecular layer (I), external granular layer (II), external pyramidal layer (III), internal granular layer (IV), internal pyramidal layer (V), and multiform layer (VI). Neocortex is most prominent in the frontal lobe, the parietal lobe, the temporal lobe and the occipital lobe, less so in the cingulate gyrus, the parahippocampal gyrus and the insula. It is composed of two subdivisions: true isocortex and proisocortex (Carpenter-83)(NN)

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  • structure with developmental contribution from neural crest
    • neocortex
  • (MBA 2011 v2) Isocortex
    • neocortex

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Lexicon
Concept URI
UBERON:0001950
Label(s)
neocortex
Synonyms
iso-cortex, homotypical cortex, nonolfactory cortex, neocortex (isocortex), cerebral neocortex, isocortex (sensu lato), nucleus hypoglossalis, isocortex, neopallial cortex, homogenetic cortex, neopallium