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3. The cortex: "Thinking wrinkles"

Your brain’s wrinkled surface is a specialized outer layer of the cerebrum called the cortex. Scientists have “mapped” the cortex by identifying areas strongly linked to certain functions.

Specific regions of the cortex:

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