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- Biology : The science of life — of complex, self-organizing, information-processing systems living in the past, present or future.
- Central nervous system : The main information-processing organs of the nervous system, consisting of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges.
- Brain : The core unit of a central nervous system.
- Cerebral cortex : External tissue layer within the vertebrate brain, ensheathed by the pia mater; home to the nerve cell bodies; important in learning and dementia.
- Cortical column : Groups of clonally related neurons in the cortical grey matter, arranged in columns perpendicular to the cortical surface.
- Neocortex : The six-layered outer layer of the mammalian brain.
- Cortical thickness : The combined thickness of the cerebral cortex layers.
- Brain development : The build-up of the brain from ectodermal cells to a complex structure of neurons, glia and blood vessels.
- Brain evolution : The process by which the central nervous system changed over many generations.
- Brain morphometry : The quantitative study of structures in the brain, their differences between individuals, correlations with brain function, and changes of these characteristics over time.
- Brain size : Umbrella term for various measures of how big a brain is.
- Neuron : An excitable cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses.
- Glia : Add brief definition or description