This web exhibit was first built in 2000 by Patricia Anne Kinser, Haverford College, under the direction of Paul Grobstein, Bryn Mawr College. The updated version of Comparative Neuroanatomy and Intelligence is now online at http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/brains. This old version has been archived in place, and will continue to be available for teachers and students who are using it.
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The Neuron- Up Close and Personal
A main difference you may have seen is that there are a few larger cells in the monkey cerebellum under high power which are not as obvious in other animals. These are called Purkinje cells (whose axons constitute the sole output from the cerebral cortex). In general, "higher" mammals tend to have more pronounced, distinct Purkinje cells than "lower" mammals. Do you notice that in these pictures?
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