All Children's Hospital Logo

Health Information Library

Kids > Kids' Medical Dictionary > C > Word! Cerebral Cortex
Word! Cerebral Cortex

Cerebral Cortex

(En español: Corteza cerebral)

Say: seh-ree-brel kor-teks

Also known as gray matter, this term describes the brain's outer layer. The cerebral cortex is involved in complex brain functions, such as language and information processing.

Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
© 1995-2014 KidsHealth® All rights reserved. Images provided by iStock, Getty Images, Corbis, Veer, Science Photo Library, Science Source Images, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com

Additional Info

Pocket Doc Mobile App
Maps and Locations (Mobile)
Programs & Services
Employment
For Health Professionals
For Patients & Families
Contact Us
Find a Doctor
News
CME

All Children's Hospital
501 6th Ave South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 898-7451
(800) 456-4543

Use Normal Template
© 2014 All Children's Hospital - All Rights Reserved