Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Homotypic Cortex

  • Maryellen RomeroEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_741


Association cortex


Those areas of the neocortex in which the individual cellular layers are easily distinguishable (as opposed to idiotypic (primary) cortices in which layers 2 through 5 are more uniform). Homotypic cortex is generally further subdivided into unimodal and heteromodal association cortices, depending on whether it receives input from a single or multiple sensory modalities.


References and Readings

  1. Mesulam, M. (2000). Behavioral neuroanatomy: Large-scale networks, association cortex, frontal syndromes, the limbic system, and hemispheric specialization. In M. Mesulam (Ed.), Principles of behavioral and cognitive neurology (2nd ed., pp. 1–120). New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  2. Stewart, O. (2000). Functional neuroscience. New York: Springer.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesTulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA