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SPM Anatomy toolbox

Combining probabilistic cytoarchitectonic maps and functional imaging data

Anatomy toolbox


SPM Anatomy Toolbox
Current Version: 2.0
(updated: 23.07.2014)


The copyright and all other rights related to the hereby provided products are held by Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH. The use of the products is only permitted for own educational, scientific or private purposes. The source of the products must be quoted correctly. It ist not allowed to revise or amend the provided products or extract only parts of it, e.g. the brain maps, without the explicit permission of Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH. Likewise it is not allowed to grant sublicences to third partys.

SPM Anatomy toolbox impressions

Anatomy Toolbox
Anatomy Toolbox
Anatomy Toolbox
Anatomy Toolbox
Anatomy Toolbox
Anatomy Toolbox
Anatomy Toolbox

References and contact

For any questions and comments regarding the SPM Anatomy toolbox please contact
Prof. Simon Eickhoff

For general questions and comments regarding cytoarchitectonic mapping please contact
Prof. Katrin Amunts (

References for the SPM Anatomy toolbox:

Eickhoff S, Stephan KE, Mohlberg H, Grefkes C, Fink GR, Amunts K, Zilles K:
A new SPM toolbox for combining probabilistic cytoarchitectonic maps and functional imaging data. NeuroImage 25(4), 1325-1335, 2005

Eickhoff, S.B.; Heim, S.; Zilles, K.; Amunts, K.: Testing anatomically specified hypotheses in functional imaging using cytoarchitectonic maps. NeuroImage 32(2), 570-582, 2006

Eickhoff SB, Paus T, Caspers S, Grosbras MH, Evans A, Zilles K, Amunts K Assignment of functional activations to probabilistic cytoarchitectonic areas revisited. NeuroImage 36(3), 511-521, 2007

References for probabilistic cytoarchitectonic mapping

Zilles K, Amunts K (2010) Centenary of Brodmann’s map – conception and fate. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 11(2): 139-145

Amunts K, Schleicher A, Zilles K (2007) Cytoarchitecture of the cerebral cortex – more than localization. Neuroimage 37: 1061-1065

Zilles K, Schleicher A, Palomero-Gallagher N, Amunts K (2002) Quantitative analysis of cyto- and receptor architecture of the human brain. In: /Brain Mapping: The Methods/, J. C. Mazziotta and A. Toga (eds.), USA: Elsevier, 2002, p. 573-602.

References for the individual areal distributed with the current release

Amygdala (superficial, latero-basal and centro-medial complex)
• Amunts,K. et al., (2005). Anat. Embryol. (Berl) 210, 343-352.

• Amunts,K. et al., (2005). Anat. Embryol. (Berl) 210, 343-352.

Superior Parietal Cortex (Areas 5L, 5M, 5Ci, 7A, 7PC, 7M, 7P)
• Scheperjans et al. (2008a), Cereb. Cortex 18: 846-867
• Scheperjans et al. (2008b), Cereb. Cortex 18: 2141-2157

Inferior Parietal Cortex (Areas PFop, PFt, PF, PFm, PFcm, PGa, PGp)
• Caspers et al. (2006), NeuroImage 33, 430-448
• Caspers et al. (2008), Brain Struct. Funct. 212, 481-495

Intraparietal Sulcus (Areas hIP1, hIP2, hIP3)
•Choi et al. (2006), J. Comp. Neurol. 495, 53-69
•Scheperjans et al. (2008a), Cereb. Cortex 18: 846-867
•Scheperjans et al. (2008b), Cereb. Cortex 18: 2141-2157

BA 17 and BA 18 (V1 / V2)
• Amunts,K et al., (2000). Neuroimage. 11, 66-84.

Broca’s region (Area 44 / Area 45)
• Amunts,K. et al., (1999). J. Comp Neurol. 412, 319-341.
Amunts,K. et al., (2004). NeuroImage 22, 42-56.

Fiber tracts
• Burgel,U. et al., (2006). Neuroimage 29, 1092-1105.
• Burgel,U. et al., (1999) Neuroimage. 10(5), 489-99.

Parietal operculum / SII (Areas OP 1 – OP 4)
• Eickhoff,S.B et al., (2006). Cereb. Cortex 16, 254-267.
• Eickhoff,S.B et al., (2006). Cereb. Cortex 16, 268-279.

Premotor cortex (Area 6)
• Geyer,S. (2003). The Microstructural Border Between the Motor and the Cognitive Domain in the Human Cerebral Cortex (Wien: Springer).

Motor cortex (Areas 4a and 4p)
• Geyer,S. et al., (1996). Nature 382, 805-807.

Primary somatosensory cortex (Areas 3a, 3b, 1)
• Geyer,S. et al., (1999). Neuroimage. 10, 63-83.
• Geyer,S. et al., (2000). Neuroimage. 11, 684-696.

Primary somatosensory cortex (Areas 2)
• Grefkes,C. et al., (2001). Neuroimage. 14, 617-631.

hOC5 (V5 / MT+)
• Malikovic,A., et al., (2007). Cereb. Cortex 17, 562-574.

Primary auditory cortex (Areas TE 1.0, TE 1.1 and TE 1.2)
• Morosan,P. et al., (2001) Neuroimage 13, 684-701.

Posterior insula (Areas Ig1, Ig2, Id1)
• Kurth,F. et al., (2010) Cerebral Cortex 20(6): 1448-1461.

Ventral extrastriate cortex (V3v / V4)
• Rottschy,C., et al., (2007). Hum Brain Mapp. 28(10):1045-1059.

Dorsal extrastriate cortex (hOC3d / hOC4d)
• Kujovic et al., Brain Struct. Funct. 10.1007/s00429-012-0390-9, 2012.

Gyrus fusiformis (FG1, FG2)
• J. Caspers et al., Brain Struct. Funct., 10.1007/s00429-012-0411-8, 2012.

Frontal pole (Fp1, Fp2)
• S. Bludau et al., (2014) Neuroimage, 93(2), 260–275

Basal Forebrain (Ch1-3, Ch4)
• L. Zaborszky et al., (2008) Neuroimage, 42(3), 1127–1141

The SPM Anatomy toolbox also include the Cerebellar atlas by Diedrichsen

Cerebellar atlas Diedrichsen,J. et al., (2009 ) Neuroimage. 46(1), 39-46.

The SPM Anatomy toolbox also include the Thalamic Connectivity atlas by Behrens

Behrens TE et al., (2003) Nat Neurosci. 6(7):750-7.