Microstructural Parcellation of the Human Cerebral Cortex

From Brodmann's Post-Mortem Map to in Vivo Mapping with High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Editors: Geyer, Stefan, Turner, Robert (Eds.)

  • Explains why cortical areas and their boundaries are “classically” defined by their cyto- and myeloarchitectonic pattern in post-mortem brains
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  • Illustrates how state-of-the-art high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies can generate in living brains individual-specific maps of cortical microstructure that are based on differential grey matter myelination between areas
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  • Shows that the ultimate research goal is direct structure-function correlation in the same subjects, which can now be achieved by matching MRI-based microstructural and functional maps in the same living brains
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Unraveling the functional properties of structural elements in the brain is one of the fundamental goals of neuroscientific research. In the cerebral cortex this is no mean feat, since cortical areas are defined microstructurally in post-mortem brains but functionally in living brains with electrophysiological or neuroimaging techniques – and cortical areas vary in their topographical properties across individual brains. Being able to map both microstructure and function in the same brains noninvasively in vivo would represent a huge leap forward. In recent years, high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies with spatial resolution below 0.5 mm have set the stage for this by detecting structural differences within the human cerebral cortex, beyond the Stria of Gennari. This provides the basis for an in vivo microanatomical brain map, with the enormous potential to make direct correlations between microstructure and function in living human brains.

This book starts with Brodmann’s post-mortem map published in the early 20th century, moves on to the almost forgotten microstructural maps of von Economo and Koskinas and the Vogt-Vogt school, sheds some light on more recent approaches that aim at mapping cortical areas noninvasively in living human brains, and culminates with the concept of “in vivo Brodmann mapping” using high-field MRI, which was introduced in the early 21st century.

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“This is a myeloarchitectural map atlas and text of the primate and mammalian brains. … I recommend this book to neuroanatomists, physiologists, neuroscientists and any investigators with an interest in CNS function and anatomy. Students of the nervous system and research personnel will benefit also.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, June, 2015)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • The Cytoarchitectonic Map of Korbinian Brodmann: Arealisation and Circuit Specialisation

    Elston, Guy N. (et al.)

    Pages 3-32

  • The Cytoarchitectonic Map of Constantin von Economo and Georg N. Koskinas

    Triarhou, Lazaros C.

    Pages 33-53

  • The Myeloarchitectonic Studies on the Human Cerebral Cortex of the Vogt-Vogt School, and Their Significance for the Interpretation of Functional Neuroimaging Data

    Nieuwenhuys, Rudolf

    Pages 55-125

  • Estimating the Location of Brodmann Areas from Cortical Folding Patterns Using Histology and Ex Vivo MRI

    Fischl, Bruce

    Pages 129-156

  • Database-Driven Identification of Functional Modules in the Cerebral Cortex

    Eickhoff, Simon B. (et al.)

    Pages 157-176

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microstructural Parcellation of the Human Cerebral Cortex
Book Subtitle
From Brodmann's Post-Mortem Map to in Vivo Mapping with High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Editors
  • Stefan Geyer
  • Robert Turner
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-37824-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-37824-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-37823-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43076-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 257
Number of Illustrations and Tables
148 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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