Inferior Parietal Collection

The inferior parietal collection consisting of 48 brains; 24 each schizophrenia and matched controls. The inferior parietal lobule consists of the supramarginal gyrus (BA 40) and angular gyrus (BA 39) and is connected to many brain regions including prefrontal cortex, temporal cortex and thalamic pulvinar.  A background paper on the IPL is available: Torrey EF, Schizophrenia and the interior parietal lobule, Schizophr Res, 2007;97:215-225.

Demographic Table (all white males)

Left inferior parietal

 SchizophreniaControls
Number1414
Age38.85 (18–54)42.1 (31–63)
PMI29.57 (9–48)25.2 (9–52)
Brain pH6.48 (6.1–6.84)6.63 (6.13–6.94)
Storage time (mos)60.1 (19–91)64.7 (22–90)

Right inferior parietal

 SchizControls
Number1010
Age41.2 (18–53)47.4 (38–57)
PMI28.4 (11–37)23.3 (11–37)
Brain pH6.61 (6.3–6.85)6.73 (6.57–6.91)
Storage time (mos)51.3 (24–88)50.4 (21–83)

Tissue Availability

The brains were formalin fixed and cryoprotected in 30% sucrose buffer. Serial sections are 60 um thick throughout the inferior parietal lobule.

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Parietal Collection Studies Publications

Stanley maintains a list of publications based on research arising from SMRI Parietal Collection studies.

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