Cerebral Cortex

The cerebral cortex is the wrinkled gray covering of the uppermost and largest part of the brain, the cerebrum. The functions of the cerebral cortex include the perception of sensations, learning, reasoning, memory, making decisions and judgments, and controlling emotion.

Current as of: February 20, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics