NIN Primate Brain Bank/Utrecht University

The dataset comprises of structural MRIs from 51 primate individuals. Full details are available in Navarrete et al. 2018.

Usage Agreement

Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial Share Alike (CC-BY-NC-SA)- Standard INDI data sharing policy. Prohibits use of the data for commercial purposes.


Sample Description

Phenotypic Assessments


Scan Procedures and Parameters

Post-mortem data. Specimens were loaned with permission from the Netherlands Institute of Neuroscience Primate Brain Bank (PBB; No individuals are sacrificed for PBB brain issue. Instead, brains are collected from individuals that died from natural causes or that had to be humanely euthanized for reasons unrelated to the tissue collection. Thus the PBB allows brain tissue to be preserved that would otherwise go to waste.

Contrast agent: In most cases Fomblin (Solvay Specialty Polymers, Brussels, Belgium)

Scan sequences



  • Ana F. Navarrete1,2
  • Erwin L.A. Blezer3
  • Orlin S. Todorov2
  • Patrik Lindenfors4,5
  • Kevin N. Laland1
  • Simon M. Reader2,6

1Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution, School of Biology, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, UK
2Department of Biology and Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
3Biomedical MR Imaging and Spectroscopy Group, Center for Image Sciences, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
4Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm, Sweden
5Centre for Cultural Evolution & Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
6Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada


We thank the Netherlands Institute of Neuroscience Primate Brain Bank (PBB) for permission to scan the reported brains, Dr. Corbert van Eden, PBB coordinator, and Dr. Ido Toxopeus for his support of the early PBB. For advice on measurements, we thank Dr. Chet Sherwood, Dr. Alexandra de Sousa, Dr. Atsushi Iriki, and Dr. Scott Fears.


John Templeton Foundation, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, and the Anna-Greta och Holger Crafoords Stiftelse


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