Atlas of the Morphology and Cytoarchitecture of the Human Cerebral Cortex on the Average MNI Brain - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128009321

Atlas of the Morphology and Cytoarchitecture of the Human Cerebral Cortex on the Average MNI Brain

1st Edition

Authors: Michael Petrides
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128009321
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st November 2017
Page Count: 200
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Cytoarchitectonic Atlas of the Human Cerebral Cortex on the Average MNI Brain depicts the cellular structure of the human cortex, detailing the arrangement of neuronal cell bodies and the relationships between cytoarchitectonic boundaries and anatomical landmarks.

Presentation in MNI Stereotaxic Space enables the atlas to serves as a useful working tool for structural/functional neuroimagers attempting to identify the cytoarchitectonic area within which a functional activation or a structural change has occurred.

An introductory section discusses the history and current state of cytoarchitectonic studies, and a separate chapter on methods is also provided. Mapping of the frontal lobe, parietal lobe, insula, temporal lobe, occipital lobe and white matter fascicule follows.

Key Features

  • Presents architectonic areas on an average MNI brain (rather than a single brain), so individual peculiarities of the surface morphology of any given brain are regularized
  • Features full-page, high quality photomicrographs for each cytoarchitectonic area of the cortex, with supplementary zoom images of particular details
  • Offers commentary on the relation of sulci and gyri to architectonic areas, which will be useful to those looking to identify the cortical area within which functional or structural changes occurred
  • Contains a section that discusses white matter fasciculi that permit connectivity between the cytoarchitectonic areas


Researchers, clinicians and graduate students in neuroanatomy, neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience, neurology, and neurosurgery

Table of Contents

1. History and Current State of Cytoarchitectonic Studies
2. Methods
3. Cytoarchitectonic Areas of the Frontal Lobe
4. Cytoarchitectonic Areas of the Parietal Lobe
5. Cytoarchitectonic Areas of the Insula
6. Cytoarchitectonic Areas of the Temporal Lobe
7. Cytoarchitectonic Areas of the Occipital Lobe
8. White Matter Fasciculi linking Cortical Areas


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About the Author

Michael Petrides

Dr. Petrides is a Professor of Psychology, Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University and the Director of the Neuropsychology/Cognitive Neuroscience Unit at Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital. His research focuses on cognition / language / perception and involves the analysis of the functions of the frontal, temporal, and parietal neocortex and related subcortical neural structures. He is an Associate Editor for the ELS journal Neuropsychologia, has authored 172 journal articles (h-index = 48), and is the author of The Human Cerebral Cortex (2011), Neuroanatomy of Language Regions of the Brain (2013) as well as co-author of 3 other atlases.

Affiliations and Expertise

Montreal Neurological Institute and McGill University, Montreal, Canada