A research group led by Prof. JIANG Tianzi from the Institute of Automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with its collaborators, has created a new human brain atlas, the Brainnetome Atlas.
In creating the Brainnetome Atlas, the team proposed a new concept and approach by using information on anatomical and functional connectivity. The Brainnetome Atlas, with 210 cortical and 36 subcortical subregions, provides a fine-grained, cross-validated atlas and contains information on anatomical and functional connections, establishing the first in vivo whole-brain connectivity atlas at a macroscopic scale.
It will facilitate investigation into structure-function relationships in the human brain and will provide essential insights into the design of future brain-like intelligent systems. It also holds promise for identifying new biomarkers for neurological and psychiatric diseases, assisting in the localization of stroke injury areas and epileptic foci, helping localize stroke injury areas and epileptic foci, and precisely excising gliomas in neurosurgery to improve treatment outcomes.
The study was published in Cerebral Cortex.