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A six-layered tissue of the cerebral cortex, showing stratification and organization characteristic of the most highly developed type of cerebral tissue. It develops primarily through the elaboration of nonolfactory functions and, in man, makes up the major portion of the cerebral cortex.

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Do animals other than humans have emotional responses?

... Declaration on Consciousness http://fcmconference.org/img/CambridgeDeclarationOnConsciousness.pdf We declare the following: “ The absence of a neocortex does not appear to preclude an organism from experiencing affective states. Convergent evidence indicates that non-human animals have the ...

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by chatters
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Do animals other than humans have emotional responses?
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[NEUROSCIENCE]-Question about Neocortex

(Please see attachment) My textbook "Neuroscience: exploring the brain, by Bear et al" says in an earlier passage that the neocortex is only found in mammals. However, later on in the book there is some research that says that there is some extent of neocortex in ALL living species. ...

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by AbducensNucleus
Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: [NEUROSCIENCE]-Question about Neocortex
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Interactive Biology Website

... best interactive learning experience. You can see a sample of the material you can find in the portal here: http://www.wesapiens.org/file/1403089/NeoCortex++++Golgi%27s+technique++150um It is a virtual microscope simulation of a slide of a Neocortex Golgi´s Technique and as you can see the quality ...

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by Wesapiens
Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Interactive Biology Website
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Views: 1385


... emotions are felt and relayed to the old part of the brain and later on more developed mammals evolved a third component to the brain called the neocortex where the logical thinking occurs. So primitive man would have had all three parts of the brain functioning and so would be able to think ...

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by genovese
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Logic/emotions/Self-preservation
Replies: 5
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When does consciouness of life kick in on the timeline?

... long time ago" that emotions were felt in an older part of the brain as opposed to intelligence which was located more in the forebrain or neocortex. If this fact still holds (correct me if not) then emotions have little to do with intelligence. Most creatures with a mid brain would be ...

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by genovese
Sat Nov 24, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: When does consciouness of life kick in on the timeline?
Replies: 27
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