erebral cortex in psychology

Psychology
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Describe a person's everyday life without the left hemisphere and  specify the motor, somatosensory en sensory as well as cognitive and language problem that could occur. refer to specific part of the cortex ex: Broca's Area and Partial Lobe.

Nov 21st, 2015

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The cerebral cortex is a brain structure in vertebrates, including humans. It is the outermost layer of the cerebrum and has a grey color. (Hence the name "grey matter". Grey matter is formed by neurons and their fibers, and white matter below the grey matter of the cortex is formed predominantly by nerve fibers interconnecting cortical areas with each other and with subcortical structures.) The human cerebral cortex is 2-4 mm (0.08-0.16 inches) thick and is folded.

In the "higher" animals (especially the higher mammals), the surface of the cerebral cortex becomes folded. This creates grooves on the surface of the brain called "sulci" (singular = "sulcus"). The bumps or ridges on the surface of the brain are called "gyri" (singular = "gyrus"). The folding of the cortex increases the cortical surface area. The cerebral cortex, made up of four lobes, is involved in many complex brain functions including memoryattention, perceptual awareness, "thinking", language and consciousness.

The cortex is arranged in two halves the left hemisphere and right hemisphereand they are joined by the corpus  callosum

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