• WordNet 3.6
    • n neocortex the cortical part of the neencephalon
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In news:

Stretched flat, the human neocortex -- the center of our higher mental functions -- is about the size and thickness of a formal dinner napkin.
The researchers in this study have used an animal model to study the role of the neocortex, a part of the brain responsible for motor activity, in hyperactive behavior.
Anatomical correlates of the distribution of the pathological changes in the neocortex in Aluheimer's disease.
The system is inspired by a recent memory-prediction theory and models the high-level architecture of the human neocortex.

In science:

Transient ischemia stimulates glial fibrillary acid protein and vimentine gene expression in the gerbil neocortex, striatum and hippocampus.
Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
THG97] Toth Z, Hollrigel G, Gorcs T, and Soltesz I: Instantaneous Perturbation of Dentate Interneuronal Networks by a Pressure Wave Transient Delivered to the Neocortex. The Journal of Neuroscience 17(7);8106-8117; 1997.
The Ballistic Pressure Wave Theory of Handgun Bullet Incapacitation
Empirically, the mean number of direct relationships of an individual in a biological social network depends on the size of the neocortex of its individuals; the maximum size of such relationships in human social networks tends to be around 150 people (“Dunbar’s number”) and the average size around 124 people .
Mathematical model of interest matchmaking in electronic social networks
Through coupling the number of friendships and the size of the neocortex in primates, Dunbar found humankind can only maintain as many as 150 friendships effectively.
Being Rational or Aggressive? A Revisit to Dunbar's Number in Online Social Networks