Cortex: Definition, Function & Layers


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Which of the below organs does NOT have a cortex?

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1. All of the below increase surface area of the cerebral cortex BUT what?

2. What does the term 'cortex' mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study resources will help you learn about the function of the cortex. Quiz questions will bring to light where the cortex can be found and its various roles in the human body.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will help you to:

  • Identify an organ with no cortex
  • Determine which organ has a cortical region
  • Understand the significance of a cortex to a botanist
  • Recognize commonalities of the word cortex
  • Explain the purpose of the kidney's cortex versus the medulla

Skills Practiced

You'll be practicing the following study skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the cortex and how it is connected to the organs in the human body
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the cortex of the kidney and the medulla
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what a cortex is to a botanist

Additional Learning

The lesson called Cortex: Definition, Function & Layers will help you to learn more about the subject. Once you've finished the lesson, you will have gone over the following study points:

  • Recognize the different uses of the word 'cortex'
  • Define cortex
  • Identify the thymus
  • Analyze the lymph node cortex