FORM 3UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
ORIGIN VENTURES II LP

(Last)(First)(Middle)
1033 SKOKIE BOULEVARD, SUITE 430

(Street)
NORTHBROOKIL60062

(City)(State)(Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
08/10/2012
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
CORTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC/DE/ [CORX]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
DirectorX10% Owner
Officer (give title below)Other (specify below)
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
Form filed by One Reporting Person
XForm filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
No securities are beneficially owned. 0
D
 
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4)4. Conversion or Excercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date ExercisableExpiration DateTitleAmount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
/s/ Bruce N. Barron, Attorney-In-Fact for Designated Filer and each Joint Filer09/19/2012
** Signature of Reporting PersonDate
Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly.
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                                                                                   Exhibit 24

                                             POWER OF ATTORNEY

     The undersigned hereby constitute and appoint Bruce N. Barron the undersigned's true and
lawful attorney-in-fact to:

     (1)    execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, Forms 3, 4 and 5 in accordance with
Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules thereunder;

     (2)    do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned which may be
necessary or desirable to complete and execute any such Form 3, 4 or 5 and timely file such 
form with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and any stock exchange or 
similar authority; and

     (3)    take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the foregoing
which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to, in the best interest 
of, or legally required by, the undersigned, it being understood that the documents executed 
by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney 
shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and conditions as such attorney-in-fact 
may approve in such attorney-in-fact's discretion.

     The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and authority to 
do and perform any and
 every act and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary or proper to be 
done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully to all intents 
and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present, with full power of 
substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact,
or such attorney-in-fact's substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done 
by virtue of this power of attorney and the rights and powers herein granted. The 
undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, in serving in such capacity 
at the request of the undersigned, are not assuming, nor is the applicable issuer assuming,
any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply with Section 16 of the Securities 
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

     This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the undersigned is no
longer required to file Forms 3, 4 and 5, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a 
signed writing delivered to the foregoing attorneys-in-fact.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be executed as 
of this 19th day of September, 2012.

                                                 ORIGIN VENTURES II, L.P., a Delaware limited
                                                 partnership

                                                   By: ORIGIN VENTURES II MANAGEMENT, 
                                                       LLC, a Delaware limited liability 
                                                       company, its General Partner

                                                       By:  /s/ Bruce N. Barron
                                                          ----------------------------------
                                                          Bruce N. Barron, Managing Director


                                                 ORIGIN VENTURES II MANAGEMENT, LLC, a 
                                                 Delaware limited liability company

                                                    By:        /s/ Bruce N. Barron
                                                       -------------------------------------
                                                         Bruce N. Barron, Managing Director

                                                 /s/ Steven N. Miller
                                                 -------------------------------------------
                                                 STEVEN N. MILLER

                                                 /s/ Bruce N. Barron
                                                 -------------------------------------------
                                                 BRUCE N. BARRON