Dendritic architecture of the von Economo neurons

@article{Watson2006DendriticAO,
  title={Dendritic architecture of the von Economo neurons},
  author={Karli K. Watson and Tiffanie K Jones and John Allman},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={141},
  pages={1107-1112}
}
The von Economo neurons are one of the few known specializations to hominoid cortical microcircuitry. Here, using a Golgi preparation of a human postmortem brain, we describe the dendritic architecture of this unique population of neurons. We have found that, in contrast to layer 5 pyramidal neurons, the von Economo neurons have sparse dendritic trees and symmetric apical and basal components. This result provides the first detailed anatomical description of a neuron type unique to great apes… Expand
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