NERVOUS TISSUE

In total the cerebral cortex consists of six layers

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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. Cerebellar Cortex 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 (Cerebellar Cort...
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