Fun neurogenealogy facts

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Most represented institutionsNodes
1. Stanford University1533
2. University of California, Los Angeles1514
3. Capella University1423
4. Columbia University1417
5. University of California, San Diego1328
6. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor1245
7. University of Florida, Gainesville1237
8. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities1158
9. University of Wisconsin, Madison1156
10. Harvard University1141
11. Northwestern University1119
12. University of California, Berkeley1107
13. University of Pennsylvania1099
14. University of Texas at Austin1080
15. University of Toronto1063
16. New York University1046
17. Yale University1025
18. University of Washington, Seattle1014
19. Walden University1003
20. Johns Hopkins University993
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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.