Isocortex is the part of the cerebral cortex with a six layer laminar structure. This is in contrast to the allocortex that has a variable number of layers.
It corresponds to neocortex.
Further classification of isocortex is:
- Granular cortex (koniocortex or "dustlike cortex"), part of the isocortex with many granular cells , e.g., found in the sensory areas.
- Agranular cortex , e.g., found in motor areas