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Mesh term Cerebral Cortex

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The thin layer of GRAY MATTER on the surface of the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES that develops from the TELENCEPHALON and folds into gyri and sulchi. It reaches its highest development in humans and is responsible for intellectual faculties and higher mental functions.

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Frontal Lobe
Limbic Lobe
Occipital Lobe
Olfactory Cortex
Parietal Lobe
Sensorimotor Cortex
Temporal Lobe

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