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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

Our laboratory developed an integrated software suite for surface-based analyses of cerebral and cerebellar cortex. This includes: Caret software for visualizing and analyzing many types of experimental data mapped to surfaces and/or volumes; the SumsDB SuMSdatabase online (WebCaret) WebCaret and offline (Caret) visualization and analysis.


Atlases of human, macaque, mouse, and rat. Human atlases include the PALS-B12 (Population-Average, Landmark- and Surface-based) atlas of cerebral cortex and the PC-CC (PALS-Cerebral, Colin-Cerebellar) atlas.

Data mining. SumsDB includes 31,000 stereotaxic coordinates (‘foci’) from 1,000 neuroimaging studies amenable to data mining by online [link = xxx] and offline [link = xxx] search tools.

Ongoing Research Projects

Human Cortical Development (collaboration with Terrie Inder, Jeff Neil, Jason Hill, and others). We study human cortical development in prematurely born infants in order 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. Interspecies Comparisons. We use interspecies surface-based registration to compare cortical organization in macaques, humans, and great apes.

The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) [link = xxx] is a collaborative effort, funded by the NIH Blueprint, to provide a ‘one-stop shopping’ portal for a wide variety of neuroscience resources.

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Sums Database