Fraction of mass of different parts of brain out of total brain mass

Range 81.8% cerebral cortex 10.3% cerebellum 7.8% rest of brain Figure link - link %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Azevedo FA, Carvalho LR, Grinberg LT, Farfel JM, Ferretti RE, Leite RE, Jacob Filho W, Lent R, Herculano-Houzel S. Equal numbers of neuronal and nonneuronal cells make the human brain an isometrically scaled-up primate brain. J Comp Neurol. 2009 Apr 10 513(5):532-41. p.536 fig.2PubMed ID19226510
Method The isotropic fractionator method (described in PMID 15758160)
Comments 82% of brain mass consists of cerebral cortex (including subcortical white matter) and 42% consists of cerebral cortical gray matter alone. Basal ganglia, diencephalon, mesencephalon, and pons, are named collectively “rest of brain,” or RoB.
Entered by Uri M
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