Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to neocortex: allocortex


n. pl. ne·o·cor·ti·ces (-tĭ-sēz′) or ne·o·cor·tex·es
The dorsal region of the cerebral cortex, especially large in primates, thought to have evolved more recently than other parts of the brain. Also called neopallium.

ne′o·cor′ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl) adj.


(Anatomy) anatomy the part of the cerebral cortex dealing with higher brain function


(ˌni oʊˈkɔr tɛks)

n., pl. -ti•ces (-təˌsiz)
the outermost portion of the cerebral cortex, highly developed in mammals.
ne`o•cor′ti•cal (-tɪ kəl) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neocortex - the cortical part of the neencephalon
cerebral cortex, cerebral mantle, cortex, pallium - the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
References in periodicals archive ?
The brain can be divided in three main sections: the hindbrain, also known as the crocodile brain; the midbrain; and the neocortex.
The neocortex is where much of our conscious thought occurs.
Henry Markram and colleagues have taken an engineering approach to this question by digitally reconstructing a slice of the neocortex, an area of the brain that has benefitted from extensive characterization.
Affective computing works on the principle of learning in the neocortex, a part of the human brain that plays a big role in decision making by analyzing the behavior of a human being and making decisions on the basis of time series analysis.
Whereas canonical cortical microcircuits are an established theory of the repeating structure of the neocortex s circuits, predictive coding provides a prominent proposal of what these circuits compute.
Lastly, the most recent area of the brain to evolve is the cortex, sometimes called the neocortex.
Drawing from an array of Kinect[R] sensors, Neocortex software learns and saves data points on box sizes and their positions on a pallet.
It shows the relationship between the neocortex ratio of anthropoid primates (that is, the size of the neocortex relative to total brain size) and social group size.
Subsequently, a large mammalian feature developed, called the neocortex, which is particularly large in Homo sapiens--the "wise man" (let's call him Hans).
These tiny technologies "will go into our neocortex, our brain, noninvasively through our capillaries and basically put our neocortex on the cloud.
It varied considerably in the temporal allocortex, and occurred at low levels in the neocortex.
In other words, Grok is developing true artificial intelligence, machine intelligence software based on the brain's neocortex, which controls sensory perception, motor commands, and language, among other functions.