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Neocortex is defined as the outer layer of the brain, which gives humans their highly developed intelligence.
Neodissociation theory refers to Hilgard’s theory, which maintains that consciousness is divided into aware and unaware parts during hypnosis. Please see also Neo-dissociation theory
Neologism refers to atypical language characterized by the generation or production of words that are meaningless. Neologism alos refers to a type of thought disturbance in which the affected person creates and utters non-sensical words or phrases to which he or she has assigned a symbolic meaning.

Neonatal Behavior Assessment Scale or NBAS that refers to a test that assesses a neonate ’s neurological integrity and responsiveness to environmental stimuli.

Neonatal imitation refers to the ability of newborns to reproduce some behavior, such as a facial expression, that they have seen in others.

Neonate refers to a newborn child, baby or infant from birth to approximately one (1) month of age. Neonate is from the Greek word neos meaning "new," and the Latin natus, meaning "born". a newborn infant from birth to approximately one month of age

- Neonativism (Structural constraint theory) : The idea that much cognitive knowledge, such as object concept and certain aspects of language , is innate, requiring little in the way of specific experiences to be expressed, and that there are biological constraints, in that the mind/brain is designed to process certain types of information in certain ways. Please see also Neo-nativism
Neoplasm literally means "new tissue" . It is a neurologic term for tumor; cells that show abnormal growth.

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