Basic neuroscience research with nonhuman primates: a small but indispensable component of biomedical research

Neuron. 2014 Jun 18;82(6):1200-4. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.06.003.


Research with nonhuman primates represents a small component of neuroscience with far-reaching relevance that is irreplaceable for essential insights into cognitive functions, brain disease, and therapy. Transparency and widespread information about this research and its importance is central to ensure the support of politicians and the general public.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animal Experimentation* / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Animals
  • Biomedical Research / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Biomedical Research / methods*
  • Brain Diseases / pathology
  • Brain Diseases / therapy
  • Humans
  • Macaca
  • Neurosciences / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Neurosciences / methods*