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'''Cortical Structure and Function in Disease'''.  We use surface-based approaches to characterize abnormalities in cortical structure and function in a variety of disease conditions, including [http://brainvis.wustl.edu/resources/Nordahl_JN07.pdf autism], [http://brainvis.wustl.edu/resources/Csernansky_NI08.pdf schizophrenia], and [http://brainvis.wustl.edu/resources/WmsJNsci.pdf Williams Syndrome].
'''Cortical Structure and Function in Disease'''.  We use surface-based approaches to characterize abnormalities in cortical structure and function in a variety of disease conditions, including [http://brainvis.wustl.edu/resources/Nordahl_JN07.pdf autism], [http://brainvis.wustl.edu/resources/Csernansky_NI08.pdf schizophrenia], and [http://brainvis.wustl.edu/resources/WmsJNsci.pdf Williams Syndrome].
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'''Interspecies Comparisons'''. We use interspecies surface-based registration to compare cortical organization in macaques, humans, and great apes ([http://brainvis.wustl.edu/resources/Orban_04_TICS.pdf Orban et al., 2004], [http://brainvis.wustl.edu/resources/VE_04_NI.pdf Van Essen, 2004], and [http://brainvis.wustl.edu/resources/VEaD_Neuron07.pdf Van Essen and Dierker, 2007]).  
'''Interspecies Comparisons'''. We use interspecies surface-based registration to compare cortical organization in macaques, humans, and great apes ([http://brainvis.wustl.edu/resources/Orban_04_TICS.pdf Orban et al., 2004], [http://brainvis.wustl.edu/resources/VE_04_NI.pdf Van Essen, 2004], and [http://brainvis.wustl.edu/resources/VEaD_Neuron07.pdf Van Essen and Dierker, 2007]).  
The [http://www.neuinfo.org/ | '''Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF)'''] is a collaborative effort, funded by the NIH Blueprint, to provide a ‘one-stop shopping’ portal for a wide variety of neuroscience resources. If you would ike tohelp by serving as a beta-testor for this effort, contact [mailto:erin@brainvis.wustl.edu Erin Reid].
The [http://www.neuinfo.org/ | '''Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF)'''] is a collaborative effort, funded by the NIH Blueprint, to provide a ‘one-stop shopping’ portal for a wide variety of neuroscience resources. If you would ike tohelp by serving as a beta-testor for this effort, contact [mailto:erin@brainvis.wustl.edu Erin Reid].

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Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology

Our laboratory develops and uses computerized brain mapping techniques to study the structure, function, and development of cerebral cortex in humans and nonhuman primates.

Cortical Cortography

  • Caret software for visualizing and analyzing experimental data on surfaces and volumes
  • The [|SumsDB] database of published (freely available) and unpublished (private) neuroimaging data. Read more
  • [|Webcaret] software for online visualization of SumsDB datasets.Read more
  • Atlases of human, macaque, mouse, and rat that facilitate cross-study comparisons and data mining
  • [|Neuroimaging foci]. Published stereotaxic coordinates (‘foci’) are especially amenable to data mining. SumsDB currently provides free access to ~25,000 foci from ~800 studies along with tutorials. [|see also]

Ongoing Research Projects

Human Cortical Development In collaboration with Terrie Inder, Jeff Neil, Jason Hill, and others, we study human cortical development in premature as well as term-born infants. Our objectives are to better understand normal cortical maturation and to characterize cortical abnormalities that correlate with abnormal childhood development.


Cortical Structure and Function in Disease. We use surface-based approaches to characterize abnormalities in cortical structure and function in a variety of disease conditions, including autism, schizophrenia, and Williams Syndrome.




Interspecies Comparisons. We use interspecies surface-based registration to compare cortical organization in macaques, humans, and great apes (Orban et al., 2004, Van Essen, 2004, and Van Essen and Dierker, 2007).


The | Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) is a collaborative effort, funded by the NIH Blueprint, to provide a ‘one-stop shopping’ portal for a wide variety of neuroscience resources. If you would ike tohelp by serving as a beta-testor for this effort, contact Erin Reid.

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