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BigBrain Maps & Models

Maps of cytoarchitectonic areas, cortical layers, and nuclei in the human cerebral cortex are a key aspect of multi-level brain atlases, and considered a gold standard for describing the cellular organization of the brain. Using modern image processing and Deep Learning methods, we generate highly detailed 3D maps for the BigBrain, which serve as a reference for localizing high-resolution multimodal measurements in a common space and build a basis to study the detailed morphology and architecture of this brain model.

How to cite the BigBrain
View and Explore Online
Explore the high resolution human brain model online in the NeHuBa viewer.
Download the BigBrain Data
The full dataset of images, volumes, and surfaces are available for download on our ftp site. A subset of files can be accessed via LORIS offering different spatial resolutions.
The BigBrain License
The BigBrain is an open dataset accessible to anyone.
Cortical Layer Maps
Explore BigBrain cortical layer segmentation online in the NeHuBa viewer.
Cytoarchitectonic Maps
Explore BigBrain cytoarchitectonic maps online in the NeHuBa viewer.