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(Science: anatomy) the outer layer of an organ or other body structure, as distinguished from the internal substance.

Origin: L. Corticalis = bark, rind, shell

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Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... and functional counterparts of big and small brains in modern man are not known. Published interracial comparisons of thickness of the cerebral cortex and, particularly, of its supragranular layer, are technically invalid: there is no acceptable proof that the cortex of Negroes is thinner in ...

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by Seth90210
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
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experiences occur separately?

... an hypothetical experiment with a machine that induces a blindsight condition by inhibiting a mediating pathway, a pathway connecting the visual cortex to the centers for speech and higher cognition. First, there is firing in the visual cortex. After that happens, the machine reacts very quickly, ...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: experiences occur separately?
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Re: Do animals other than humans have emotional responses?

... answer. I will try with:- emotional responses are responses to stimuli which are more powerful than most and affect the hind brain as well as the cortex.

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by animartco
Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Do animals other than humans have emotional responses?
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Views: 2878


... fungi, bacteria, and other microorganisms. In vertebrates, gluconeogenesis takes place mainly in the liver and, to a lesser extent, in the cortex of kidneys. The process is highly endergonic until ATP or GTP are utilized, effectively making the process exergonic. For example, the pathway ...

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by snowfall
Thu May 30, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Gluconeogenesis
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Functional intricacies of the thalamus

... information is filtered or filtered out, exactly? Is there a summation, or what are the factors that determine whether stimuli get through to the cortex or not? How does it work? Any info or relevant links/literature would be helpful thank you.

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by ellateflag
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Functional intricacies of the thalamus
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