Julich Brain Atlas

How does its organization enable the incredible cognitive functions that make us human?

The Julich Brain Atlas contributes to one of the greatest challenges in science of the 21st century: to understand the human brain and to develop treatments for patients suffering from brain diseases.

The Julich Brain Atlas framework is a three-dimensional atlas of the human brain which replaces historical maps of the brain's microstructure such as that of Brodmann. It integrates high-resolution cytoarchitectonic maps with microstructural and connectivity data as well as neurotransmitter receptor expression profiles and functional data – all into a common reference space.

It is continuously expanded and openly accessible for researchers to systematically integrate multi-level data. It is interoperable in a way that it can be linked with other brain parcellations, databases and mapping projects. The Julich Brain Atlas offers a powerful tool for neuroscience and medicine alike.

Type of institution:
Öffentliche Forschung

Work focus:
Molekulare Neurobiologie, Neurowissenschaften Allgemein, Systemneurobiologie, Zelluläre Neurobiologie

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