Higher Cortical Functions, Localization of Function, and Regulation of Consciousness

  • Oswald Steward

Abstract

The cerebral cortex reaches its highest level of specialization in humans. It is intimately involved in all aspects of behavior, and particularly those that are definingly human: language, personality, learning and memory, and consciousness. Indeed, C. Judson Herrick, who is considered to be the founding father of American neuroscience, termed the cerebral cortex “the organ of civilization.”

Keywords

Schizophrenia Serotonin Retina Pyrami Lamination 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oswald Steward
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  1. 1.Reeve-Irvine Research Center,1105 Gillespie Neuroscience Research FacilityUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA

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