Cheryl Stimpson

Cheryl Stimpson
Senior Research Associate
SEH 6950
[email protected]

Cheryl Stimpson studies primate behavioral, physiological, and brain development; primate cognition and comparative brain evolution; and animal behavior in general, and works in GW's Laboratory for Evolutionary Neuroscience.


M.S. 2005, Kent State University
B.S. 2001, University of Michigan


Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters

2017  Sherwood, C.C., C.D. Stimpson, W.D. Hopkins. "Social cognition and brain organization in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and bonobos (Pan paniscus) In Bonobos: Unique in Mind, Brain, and Evolution," B. Hare and S. Yamamoto, eds. Oxford University Press. Pp 199-213.

2016  Stimpson, C.D., N. Barger, J.P. Taglialatela, A. Gordon-Fitzpatrick, P.R. Hof, W.D. Hopkins, C.C. Sherwood. 2016. Differential serotonergic innervation of the amygdala in bonobos and chimpanzees. Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience, 11(3): 413-422

2015  Philips, K.A., C.D. Stimpson, J.B. Smaers, M.A. Raghanti, B. Jcaobs, A. Popratiloff, P.R. Hof, C.C. Sherwood. "The corpus callosum in primates: processing speed of axons and the evolution of hemispheric asymmetry," Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 282 (1819): 20152620

2013  Bianchi, S.*, C.D. Stimpson*, T. Duka, M. Larsen, W.G.M. Janssen, Z. Collins, A.L. Bauernfeind, S.J. Schapiro, W.B. Baze, M.J. McArthur, W.D. Hopkins, D.E. Wildman, L. Lipovich, C.W. Kuzawa, B. Jacobs, P.R. Hof, C.C. Sherwood. . "Synaptogenesis and development of pyramidal neuron dendritic morphology in the chimpanzee neocortex resembles humans." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111 (S2): 10395-10401

2013  Bianchi, S.*, C.D. Stimpson*, A.L. Bauernfeind, S.J. Shapiro, W.B. Baze, M.J. McArthur, E. Bronson, W.D. Hopkins, K. Semendeferi, B. Jacobs, P.R. Hof, C.C. Sherwood. "Dendritic morphology of pyramidal neurons in chimpanzee neocortex: regional specializations and comparisons to humans." Cerebral Cortex, 23 (10): 2429-2436

2011  Stimpson, C.D., N.A. Tetreault, J.M. Allman, B. Jacobs, C. Butti, P.R. Hof, C.C. Sherwood. "Biochemical specificity of von Economo neurons in hominoids." American Journal of Human Biology, 23(1): 22-28

2011  Stimpson, C.D., N.A. Tetreault, J.M. Allman, B. Jacobs, C. Butti, P.R. Hof, and C.C. Sherwood. "Biochemical specificity of von Economo neurons in hominoids," American Journal of Human Biology 23(1): 22-28.

2010  Schenker, N.M., W.D. Hopkins, M.A. Spocter, A.R. Garrison, C.D. Stimpson, J.M. Erwin, P.R. Hof, and C.C. Sherwood. "Broca’s area homologue in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): probabilistic mapping, asymmetry, and comparison to humans," Cerebral Cortex, 20(3): 730-742.

2008  Sherwood, C.C., C.D. Stimpson, C. Butti, C.J. Bonar, A.L. Newton, J.M. Allman, and P.R. Hof.  "Neocortical neuron types in Xenarthra and Afrotheria: implications for brain evolution in mammals," Brain Structure and Function 213(3): 301-328.

Classes Taught

Research only.


Last updated January 9, 2020