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, meaning nested pallium, is the region of the avian brain
The brain is the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals—only a few primitive invertebrates such as sponges, jellyfish, sea squirts and starfishes do not have one. It is located in the head, usually close to primary sensory apparatus such as vision, hearing,...
that is used mostly for some types of executive functions but also other higher cognitive tasks. The region was renamed to nidopallium in 2002 during the Avian Brain Nomenclature Consortium
The Avian Brain Nomenclature Consortium is a group of neuroscientists working on standardizing and updating the scientific language used to describe parts of bird brains...
because the prior name (neostriatum) suggested that the region was used for more primitive functions as the neostriatum in mammalian brains is sub-cortical.