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Cerebral cortex of human brain

The cerebral cortex is a brain structure in vertebrates, including humans. It is the outermost layer of the cerebrum and has a grey color. (Hence the name "grey matter". Grey matter is formed by neurons and their fibers, and white matter below the grey matter of the cortex is formed predominantly by nerve fibers interconnecting cortical areas with each other and with subcortical structures.) The human cerebral cortex is 2-4 mm (0.08-0.16 inches) thick and is folded.

Location of the Cerebral cortex

Location of the Cerebral cortex
 
Slice of the Cerebral cortex, ca. 10.5mm wide
Slice of the Cerebral cortex, ca. 10.5mm wide
 

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