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The Cerebral Cortex Cerebral Cortex the intricate fabric of interconnected neural cells that covers the cerebral hemispheres The left and right hemispheres contain 80% of the brain’s weight. The cortex contains 20 to 23 billion neurons and 300 trillion synapses. If the cortex was not wrinkled, it would require the area of a large pizza. the body’s ultimate control and information processing center
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The Cerebral Cortex Frontal Lobes involved in speaking and muscle movements and in making plans and judgments Parietal Lobes include the sensory cortex Occipital Lobes include the visual areas, which receive visual information from the opposite visual field Temporal Lobes include the auditory areas
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The Cerebral Cortex
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The Cerebral Cortex Motor Cortex area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements Areas of the body requiring the most precise control occupy the greatest amount of space in the brain.
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Ennis during the Winter '09 term at Waterloo.

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