Definition of Neencephalon
1. Noun. The part of the brain having the most recent phylogenetic origin; the cerebral cortex and related parts.
Generic synonyms: Neural Structure
Group relationships: Brain, Encephalon
Medical Definition of Neencephalon
1. Edinger's term for the higher levels of the central nervous system superimposed upon the metameric or propriospinal system (paleencephalon). Synonym: neoencephalon. Origin: G. Neos, new, + enkephalos, brain (05 Mar 2000)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neencephalon
neencephalon (current term)
Literary usage of Neencephalon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Contributions by Dept. of Anatomy, University of Minnesota Dept. of Anatomy, University of Minnesota (1913)
"Edinger distinguishes a neencephalon from a ... and neencephalon are undoubtedly useful as expressions of the functional evolution and growth in ..."
2. The Science of Human Behavior: Biological and Psychological Foundations by Maurice Parmelee (1913)
"2 He goes on to state that the function of the neencephalon or cerebrum is to form associations, thus furnishing the nervous basis for intelligent behavior. ..."
3. The Causes and Course of Organic Evolution: A Study of Bioenergics by John Muirhead Macfarlane (1918)
"In these diagrams the evolving neencephalon can FIG. 9—Comparative diagrammatic stages in development of the front brain or ..."
4. An Introduction to Neurology by Charles Judson Herrick (1922)
"179) are called the new brain (neencephalon).1 1 A review of the evolution of the brain and the phylogenetic origin of the cerebral cortex would lie beyond ..."
5. Child Behavior; a Critical and Experimental Study of Young Children by the by Florence Edna Mateer (1918)
"The validity of this assumption of the conditioned reflex as a functioning of the neencephalon is confirmed by Burnett's (22) work on the decerebrate frog, ..."