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Unformatted text preview: ex 2). In total, the cerebral cortex consists of six layers with the inner most
three represented by an inner granular layer, internal pyramidal layer, and polymorphic cell layer, the
innermost layer containing cell bodies of many shapes.
This portion of the brain's gray matter is arranged into three layers (Cerebellar Cortex 1): (1) the superficial
molecular layer containing mostly unmyelinated axons and few cell bodies; (2) a deeper layer of large
flask-shaped cells called Purkinje cells (Cerebellar Cortex 2); and (3) an inner granular layer containing
many small cell bodies. The purkinje cells send long dendritic projections into the molecular layer
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