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Architecture and Brain Function

The research group "Architecture and Brain Function" develops a three-dimensional brain atlas on the basis of cytoarchitectonic, molecular and functional data as well as connectivity.

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Cytoarchitectonic maps in a three-dimensional atlas of the human brain.

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Neurotransmitter receptors are, together with the transmitters (transmitting substances), the key molecules for signal transmission between neurons and provide the molecular basis for structure-function relationships in the brain.

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Virtuelles Gehirn: 3D-Darstellung des menschlichen Gehirns mit direkter Interaktion durch den Betrachter

Virtual Brain

Virtual Brain - An interactive, three-dimensional representation of the human brain in cooperation with JARA-HPC.

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Deformationsfeld-Morphometrie: Quantifizierung struktureller Unterschiede

Deformation field morphometry

Quantification of structural differences

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Sprechen als komplexe Gehirnleistung

The neural circuitry of language

Coronal section of a human brain measured with 3D Polarized Light Imaging (3D-PLI)

Polarized light imaging

Cytoarchitectonic maps in a three-dimensional atlas of the human brain.Three-dimensional Polarized Light Imaging allows to map nerve fibers and fiber tracts in whole postmortem brains with a resolution of a few micrometers.

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Additional Information


Prof. Dr. med. Katrin Amunts

Building: 15.9, Room: 3022

Tel.:  +49-2461-61-4300
Fax: +49-2461-61-3483


C. und O. Vogt-Institute of Brain Research
Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf

Building: 22.03, Floor: 05, Room: 39

Tel.:  +49-211-81-12777
Fax: +49-211-81-12336


Stefanie Hennen

Building: 15.9, Room: 3020

+49 2461 61-9167
 +49-2461 61-3483

Julia Scheuvens

Building: 15.9, Room: 3021

+49 2461 61-2481
+49 2461 61-3483


Institut für Neurowissenschaften und Medizin (INM-1)
Forschungszentrum Jülich
52425 Jülich

Building: 15.9