Fun neurogenealogy facts

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Most represented institutionsNodes
1. University of California, Los Angeles1471
2. Stanford University1463
3. Capella University1422
4. Columbia University1336
5. University of California, San Diego1297
6. University of Florida, Gainesville1187
7. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor1182
8. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities1125
9. Harvard University1110
10. University of Wisconsin, Madison1097
11. Northwestern University1097
12. University of California, Berkeley1089
13. University of Pennsylvania1064
14. University of Texas at Austin1049
15. University of Toronto1044
16. New York University1026
17. Walden University1003
18. University of Washington, Seattle983
19. Johns Hopkins University975
20. Yale University967
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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.