Glossary

cortex Laminar neuronal structure that is formed at the surface of the central nervous system and that includes structures such as the cerebellum and cerebral cortex.

interneuron Local circuit neuron, sometimes also referred as a Golgi type II neuron. In a general sense, any neuron that lies between an afferent neuron and an effector neuron. leading Cell extension that is located in front of process the nucleus and that directs the migration of neurons.

neocortex The six-layered part of the dorsal pallium, more properly known as the isocortex. nucleokinesis The process of nuclear translocation in cells, including interkinetic movements during the cycle of epithelial cells or during cell migration. pallium Roof of the telencephalon; it contains both cortical (e.g., hippocampus and neo-cortex) and deep-lying nuclear structures (e.g., claustrum and parts of the amygdala). Pallium is not synonymous with cortex.

striatum A part of the subpallium and one of the components of the striatopallidal complex. It comprises deep (caudate nucleus, putamen, and nucleus accumbens) and superficial (olfactory tubercle) parts.

subpallium Base of the telencephalon; it consists primarily of the basal ganglia (e.g., striatum, globus pallidus, and parts of the septum and amygdala).

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