Pyramidal Cells in Prefrontal Cortex of Primates: Marked Differences in Neuronal Structure Among Species

@inproceedings{Elston2011PyramidalCI,
  title={Pyramidal Cells in Prefrontal Cortex of Primates: Marked Differences in Neuronal Structure Among Species},
  author={G. N. Elston and Ruth Benavides-Piccione and Alejandra Elston and Paul R Manger and Javier DeFelipe},
  booktitle={Frontiers in Neuroanatomy},
  year={2011}
}
The most ubiquitous neuron in the cerebral cortex, the pyramidal cell, is characterized by markedly different dendritic structure among different cortical areas. The complex pyramidal cell phenotype in granular prefrontal cortex (gPFC) of higher primates endows specific biophysical properties and patterns of connectivity, which differ from those in other cortical regions. However, within the gPFC, data have been sampled from only a select few cortical areas. The gPFC of species such as human… CONTINUE READING