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JuBrain Cytoarchitectonic Atlas Viewer

JuBrain CytoViewer impressions

The JuBrain CytoViewer shows cytoarchitectonic probabilistic maps, which have been developed in the teams of Katrin Amunts and Karl Zilles in Juelich and Duesseldorf (INM-1). Cytoarchitectonic areas were analyzed in histological sections of ten human postmortem brains. The maps are based on image analysis and statistical criteria for localizing areal borders. Cytoarchitectonic maps have been developed during the past 20 years as a joint effort of many doctoral students, post docs and guest scientists. Maps, which have been published, are available for the scientific community.

When you use the maps, please cite their authors (see below) for good scientific practice. Maps should not be used commercially.

The JuBrain Cytoarchitectonic Atlas Viewer is based on the WebGL framework which is not supported for all available web browsers. Please consult for technical preconditions.

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JuBrain CytoViewer impressions

JuBrain CytoViewer impressions
JuBrain CytoViewer impressions
JuBrain CytoViewer impressions
JuBrain CytoViewer impressions
JuBrain CytoViewer impressions
JuBrain CytoViewer impressions
JuBrain CytoViewer impressions
JuBrain CytoViewer impressions
JuBrain CytoViewer impressions
JuBrain CytoViewer impressions
JuBrain CytoViewer impressions
JuBrain CytoViewer impressions
JuBrain CytoViewer impressions

References and contact

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

For technical and methodical questions regarding the JuBrain web tool please contact Hartmut Mohlberg (


References for the JuBrain CytoViewer:

Mohlberg H., Eickhoff S.B., Schleicher A., Zilles K., Amunts K. (2012) A new processing pipeline and release of cytoarchitectonic probabilistic maps – JuBrain, OHBM 2012, Peking, China (Link).

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.


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.

Cytoarchitectonic maps and their references

Occipital cortex

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

Dorsal extrastriate cortex (hoC3d / hoC4d)
• Kujovic et al., Brain Struct. Funct. 10.1007/s00429-012-0390-9, 2012.

Ventral extrastriate cortex (hoC3v, hoC4v)
• Rottschy,C., et al., (2007). Hum Brain Mapp. 28(10):1045-1059.

hoC5 (V5 / MT+)
• Malikovic,A., et al., (2007). Cereb. Cortex 17, 562-574.

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

Parietal cortex

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Temporal cortex

Superior temporal cortex (Areas TE 1.0, TE 1.1, TE 1.2 and TE 3)
• Morosan,P. et al., (2001) Neuroimage 13, 684-701.
• Morosan,P. et al., (2005) Anat.Embryol. 210, 401-406.

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

Frontal cortex

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

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

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


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

Fiber tracts

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

Subcortical nuclei

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

Additional Information

Combining probabilistic cytoarchitectonic maps and functional imaging data

Brain collection

Probability maps which are already published.









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