Cortical cell and neuron density estimates in one chimpanzee hemisphere

Christine E. Collinsa,b, Emily C. Turnera, Eva Kille Sawyerc, Jamie L. Reeda, Nicole A. Younga,d, David K. Flahertye, and Jon H. Kaasa,1 aDepartment of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240; bEli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN 46285; cNeuroscience Graduate Program, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240; dDepartment of Neuroscience, Neuroscience Research Institute, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH 43210; eVanderbilt University Medical Center, Flow Cytometry Shared Resource, Nashville, TN 37232 Contributed by Jon H. Kaas, December 8, 2015 (sent for review November 10, 2015; reviewed by Patrick R. Hof and Chet C. Sherwood) Significance Chimpanzees are our closest relatives, and understanding the organization of their brains can help us understand our own evolution. Here we present a detailed examination of cell and neuron densities across the chimpanzee cortex.…


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