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Research Article

Frontal White Matter Volume Is Associated with Brain Enlargement and Higher Structural Connectivity in Anthropoid Primates

  • Jeroen Bert Smaers mail,

    jbs32@cam.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Axel Schleicher,

    Affiliation: Cécile and Oskar Vogt Institute for Brain Research, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany

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  • Karl Zilles,

    Affiliation: Cécile and Oskar Vogt Institute for Brain Research, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany

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  • Lucio Vinicius

    Affiliation: Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: February 09, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009123

About the Authors

Jeroen Bert Smaers, Lucio Vinicius
Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Axel Schleicher, Karl Zilles
Cécile and Oskar Vogt Institute for Brain Research, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: jbs32@cam.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JBS AS KZ. Performed the experiments: JBS. Analyzed the data: JBS LV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JBS AS KZ. Wrote the paper: JBS LV.