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  1. archipallium, paleocortex(noun)

    the olfactory cortex of the cerebrum

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  1. Paleocortex

    Paleocortex is a type of cortical tissue that consists of either four or five cortical laminae. It has fewer laminae than neocortex, which has six, but more than archicortex, which has three. Paleocortex, along with archicortex and periallocortex, is a type of allocortex. Because the number of laminae that compose a type of cortical tissue seems to be directly proportional to both the information-processing capabilities of that tissue and its phylogenetic age, paleocortex is thought to be an intermediate between neocortex and archicortex in both aspects.


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