the part of the thin, gray outer layer of the brain's cortex usually associated with human thought and higher intelligence
nounpl. ne·o·cor·ti·ces 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.
(plural neocortices or neocortexes)
- (neuroanatomy) The top layer of the cerebral hemispheres in the brain of mammals; part of cerebral cortex.