U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government


Send to:

Choose Destination

Cerebral Cortex

The thin layer of GRAY MATTER on the surface of the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES that develops from the TELENCEPHALON and folds into gyri and sulci. It reaches its highest development in humans and is responsible for intellectual faculties and higher mental functions.

Year introduced: INSULA OF REIL was see under CEREBRAL CORTEX 1968-1978

PubMed search builder options


Tree Number(s): A08.

MeSH Unique ID: D002540

Entry Terms:

  • Cerebral Cortices
  • Cortex, Cerebral
  • Cortex Cerebri
  • Cortex Cerebrus
  • Cortical Plate
  • Cortical Plates
  • Plate, Cortical
  • Allocortex
  • Allocortices
  • Archipallium
  • Archipalliums
  • Paleocortex
  • Paleocortices
  • Periallocortex
  • Periallocortices

See Also:

Supplemental Content

Loading ...