FORM 4UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

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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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Lippa Arnold

(Last)(First)(Middle)
325 GREENWAY ROAD

(Street)
RIDGEWOODNJ07450

(City)(State)(Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
CORTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC/DE/ [CORX]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
XDirectorX10% Owner
XOfficer (give title below)Other (specify below)
Chairman, CEO and President
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/18/2014
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
XForm filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year)2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year)3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
CodeVAmount(A) or (D)Price

Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year)3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year)4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
CodeV(A)(D)Date ExercisableExpiration DateTitleAmount or Number of Shares
Series G 1.5% Convertible Preferred Stock (1) 03/18/2014 P  250   (1) (1) Common Stock 75,757,575 $ 1,000 250 D  
Explanation of Responses:
1. The Series G 1.5% Convertible Preferred Stock ("Series G Preferred") is convertible into shares of common stock, subject to adjustment for dividends, stock splits and certain fundamental transactions. If not converted sooner, the shares of Series G Preferred would mandatorily convert at the then-current exchange rate in the event of a qualified public offering or upon the vote of holders of a majority of the stated value of the Series G Preferred issued and outstanding, and will be will be mandatorily redeemed by conversion to common stock at the then-current exchange rate at the two year anniversary of the final sale under the offering, which is anticipated to be April 1, 2016.
/s/ Arnold Lippa03/20/2014
** Signature of Reporting PersonDate
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