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Architecture & Connectivity of the Human Brain: what does it mean for function?

Speaker: Prof. Katrin Amunts, INM, Jülich, Germany





Professor Katrin Amunts’ research is focused on the first probabilistic, cytoarchitectonic atlas of the human brain, together with Karl Zilles.She has generated probability maps of cortical areas, nuclei and fiber tracts, and is interested in atlasing and multimodal mapping (e.g., combination of cytoarchitectonic maps with receptor architecture, functional imaging of language and visual processing). Her studies include quantitative cytoarchitecture as well as the application and development of methods for deformation-field based morphometry in order to understand structural changes in neurological and psychiatric disorders as well as during aging. Katrin Amunts is currently professor for structural-functional brain mapping at RWTH Aachen University, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, and the INB-3, Medicine of the Research Center Juelich. She is editor of Neuroimage, and member of the council of the Organization of Human Brain Mapping.

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