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Cerebral Cortex Functional Localization

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Abstract

A firm knowledge of the structure and function of the cerebral cortex and the relationship of the cerebral cortex to the subcortical centers is of crucial importance for all who wish to understand the behavior and accomplishments of humans as opposed to other animal forms. The use of the thumb and fingers for fine manipulations with tools, the use of linguistic and mathematical symbols for communication in the auditory and visual spheres, and the capacity for postponement of gratification all reflect the evolution of the cerebral cortex.

Keywords

Cerebral Cortex Motor Cortex Pyramidal Cell Superior Temporal Gyrus Apical Dendrite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Anatomy and Cellular Biology Fulbright ScholarTufts University Health Sciences SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.NeurologyUniversity of Massachusetts School of MedicineWorcesterUSA

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