Contrary to expectations, study finds primate neurons have fewer synapses than mice in visual cortex

Sep 14, 2021
By Alison Caldwell, PhD
Credit: Wildenberg et al.

Primates are generally considered smarter than mice. But in a surprising finding, neuroscience researchers at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered that mice actually have more synapses connecting the neurons in their brains.

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