Those areas of the neocortex in which the individual cellular layers are easily distinguishable (as opposed to idiotypic (primary) cortices in which layers 2 through 5 are more uniform). Homotypic cortex is generally further subdivided into unimodal and heteromodal association cortices, depending on whether it receives input from a single or multiple sensory modalities.
References and Readings
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