Fun neurogenealogy facts

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Most represented institutionsNodes
1. University of California, Los Angeles1423
2. Capella University1421
3. Stanford University1360
4. Columbia University1268
5. University of California, San Diego1214
6. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor1129
7. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities1109
8. Harvard University1077
9. Northwestern University1069
10. University of California, Berkeley1031
11. University of Wisconsin, Madison1023
12. University of Pennsylvania1013
13. Walden University1003
14. New York University998
15. University of Texas at Austin988
16. University of Toronto981
17. University of Florida, Gainesville980
18. City University of New York939
19. Johns Hopkins University929
20. University of Washington, Seattle924
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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.