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ne·o·cor·tex

 (nē′ō-kôr′tĕks′)
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.

neocortex

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

ne•o•cor•tex

(ˌni oʊˈkɔr tɛks)

n., pl. -ti•ces (-təˌsiz)
the outermost portion of the cerebral cortex, highly developed in mammals.
[1905–10]
ne`o•cor′ti•cal (-tɪ kəl) adj.
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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
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By making an incision on that part of the brain called the corpus callosum, the part that connects the left and right neocortexes, Sperry made the startling discovery that we use different hemispheres of our brain when we think either verbally or nonverbally.
If we have to guard against our emotional brain taking over, why then do we not engage our neocortexes for every decision?