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Cerebral Hemisphere

Why is it so important that the outer portion of the cerebral hemisphere (cortex) is convoluted?

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It's not so much that it HAS to be convoluted. It's just that there's so much of the cortex in humans, that in order for it all to fit inside the cranium, it's got to be ...

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The importance of a convoluted outer portion of the cerebral cortex is explained.