Other Brain Collections

This page is still being developed. Here we will list those neuroscientists and their institutions who have custody of major or minor collections of brain specimens which were sectioned, stained and mounted on microscopic slides. Typically, these collections were assembled during the course of the individual's professional research career.

  • Brain Collections at the C. und O. Vogt Institut fur Hirnforschung

    Contains four major brain collections:
    Fleishhauer collection:histological sections of fetal, postnatal and adult cat brains.
    Stephan collection:serially sectioned and Nissl-stained brains of numerous primate, insectivore and bat species.
    Vogt collection:serially sectioned, Nissl- and myelin-stained human brains prepared by Cecile and Oskar Vogt and various co-workers during the first half of this century.
    Zilles collection:serially sectioned, Nissl- and myelin-stained brains of humans (fetal, postnatal, and adult), apes,monkeys, prosimians, and various other mammalian and non-mammalian species.

  • C.U.Ariens Kappers Brain Collection.

    This collection is maintained at the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research (Nederlands Instituut voor Hersenonderzoek), under the care of Professor Michel A. Hofman.

  • The Wilder Brain Collection

    This collection, at Cornell University, contains fixed whole human brains, assembled during the last two decades of the 19th century and in the early part of the 20th century by Dr. Burt Green Wilder, the first professor of animal biology at Cornell University. Of the 350 human brains in the collection early in 1972, only 122 brains have been retained. Special emphasis was made to acquire brains of famous people. The collection now contains 14 brains of prominent people and 12 brains of less known or infamous people. This collection may have been the first collection assembled in the United States. A report on this collection was prepared by Hedwig Kasprzak.
    The collection is maintained by Dr. Barbara Finlay, in the Dept. of Psychology at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853.

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