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The allocortex and limbic system

O.D. Creutzfeldt

in Cortex Cerebri: Performance, Structural and Functional Organisation of the Cortex

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523246
eISBN:
9780191724510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523246.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The phylogenetically oldest parts of the cerebral cortex are distinguished morphologically from the typical six-layered structure of the isocortex and neocortex, and have been subsumed under the term ... More


Animal Consciousness

Gerhard Roth

in Chimeras and Consciousness: Evolution of the Sensory Self

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015394
eISBN:
9780262312462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter questions the attribution of “higher” human cognition just to the brain’s hypertrophied cortex. It highlights the high number of cortical neurons and the speed with which they process ... More


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