Distribution of of neurons in adult brain

Range 19% Cerebral cortex: 80.2% cerebellum: 0.8% 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 figs. 2 & 3PubMed ID19226510
Method The isotropic fractionator method (described in PMID 15758160)
Comments The distribution of mass (BNID 106398) is 81.8% Cerebral cortex: 10.3% cerebellum: 7.8% rest of brain. The distribution of non neuronal cells is 71.9% Cerebral cortex: 19% cerebellum: 9.1% rest of brain. Basal ganglia, diencephalon, mesencephalon, and pons, are named collectively “rest of brain,” or RoB.
Entered by Uri M
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