Cortex—Lobes and Areas
Lecture no. 5 from the course: Understanding the Brain
Taught by Professor Jeanette Norden | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
The cerebral cortex is the outer layer of neurons or "bark" covering the brain. Considered the seat of the mind, it is where cognition and other higher-order functions such as language, intellect, and memory take place. The cortex can be divided into four lobes, each comprised of areas that are associated with specific functions.