The human prefrontal cortex is special

  title={The human prefrontal cortex is special},
  author={Peter R. Stern},
  • P. Stern
  • Published 21 June 2018
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Science
Neuroscience The size and surface area of the cerebral cortex varies dramatically across mammals. It is well known that the human cortex is by far the largest among primates. However, there is no agreement about whether the human prefrontal cortex is larger, in relative terms, than those of other primates. Donahue et al. compared structural brain scan datasets from humans, chimpanzees, and macaques. They found a greater proportion of prefrontal cortex gray matter volume in humans than in the…