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Julich-Brain Cytoarchitectonic Atlas Viewer

Julich-Brain CytoViewer impressions

Julich-Brain is a three-dimensional atlas of the human brain with maps of the cortex and subcortical core areas. The atlas currently contains maps of more than 200 areas and core regions and is constantly being expanded ("living atlas"). The maps are based on the analysis of cell body stained tissue sections, which were mapped with image analysis and statistical criteria in 10 postmortem brains each. This happened in more than ? individual projects, which were published in scientific journals.

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

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References and contact

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

For technical and methodical questions regarding the Julich-Brain web tool please contact Hartmut Mohlberg (

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References for probabilistic cytoarchitectonic mapping Journal Article
Architectonic Mapping of the Human Brain beyond Brodmann
Neuron 88(6), 1086–1107 () [10.1016/j.neuron.2015.12.001]  Download fulltext Files BibTeX | EndNote: XML, Text | RIS Journal Article
Centenary of Brodmann's map - conception and fate
Nature reviews / Neuroscience 11, 139 - 145 () [10.1038/nrn2776] BibTeX | EndNote: XML, Text | RIS Journal Article
Cytoarchitecture of the cerebral cortex - More than localization
NeuroImage 37, 1061 - 1065 () [10.1016/j.neuroimage.2007.02.037] BibTeX | EndNote: XML, Text | RIS Contribution to a conference proceedings/Contribution to a book
Quantitative analysis of cyto- and receptor architecture of the human brain
Brain mapping : the methods / ed.: A. W. Toga ... - 2nd ed. - San Diego, 2002. - 0-12-693019-8. - Chapter 21, S. 573 - 602 BibTeX | EndNote: XML, Text | RIS


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.

Additional Information

Combining probabilistic cytoarchitectonic maps and functional imaging data

Brain collection

Probability maps which are already published.