Fun neurogenealogy facts

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Most represented institutionsNodes
1. Capella University1423
2. University of California, Los Angeles1370
3. Stanford University1245
4. Columbia University1192
5. University of California, San Diego1140
6. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities1049
7. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor1017
8. Walden University1010
9. Harvard University1005
10. Northwestern University998
11. University of Pennsylvania978
12. University of California, Berkeley970
13. New York University966
14. University of Wisconsin, Madison951
15. University of Texas at Austin946
16. City University of New York922
17. University of Florida, Gainesville900
18. University of Toronto898
19. University of Southern California874
20. University of Washington, Seattle858
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Famous cousins: Ivan Pavlov and Sigmund Freud (through Johannes Muller)
 
Famous cousins: Donald Hebb and Stephen Kuffler (through Charles Sherrington)
 
Famous cousins: Max Wertheimer and Alois Alzheimer (through Wilhelm Wundt)
 
Famous cousins: Franz Nissl and Karl Lashley (2nd cousins through Wilhelm Wundt)
 
Big families stay big. Children of researchers with many offspring tend to have many offspring of their own.
 
Our great, great, ... great grandparent. 62% of neuroscientists are direct descendents of Martin of Bazan, who was the grandparent of Dominic de Guzman (St. Dominic), 23 generations before the anatomist/phrenologist Franz Joseph Gall, and 28 generations before the physicist/psychophysicist Hermann von Helmholtz.