Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Katrin Amunts

Research Interests
  • Developing a multi-level, multimodal atlas of the human brain to approach a comprehensive understanding of brain structure and function
  • Cytoarchitectonic, molecular and fiber architecture of the brain
  • Combining image analysis, high-performance computing and big data analytics to create ultra-high resolution models of the human brain such as the BigBrain
  • MR-based morphometry in healthy brains and in disease
  • Intersubject variability
  • Interspecies differences
  • Ethics
Selected Publications
  1. Gomez J, Barnett MA, Natu V, Mezer A, Palomero-Gallagher N, Weiner KS, Amunts K, Zilles K, Grill-Spector K (2017) Microstructural proliferation in human cortex is coupled with the development of face processing. Science. 355(6320): 68-71 undefinedPubMed
  2. Neuro Cloud Consortium: Vogelstein JT, Mensh B, Häusser M, Spruston N, Evans AC, Kording K, Amunts K, Ebell C, Muller J, Telefont M, Hill S, Koushika SP, Calì C, Valdés-Sosa PA, Littlewood PB, Koch C, Saalfeld S, Kepecs A, Peng H, Halchenko YO, Kiar G, Poo MM, Poline JB, Milham MP, Schaffer AP, Gidron R, Okano H, Calhoun VD, Chun M, Kleissas DM, Vogelstein RJ, Perlman E, Burns R, Huganir R, Miller MI (2016) To the Cloud! A grassroots proposal to accelerate brain science discovery. Neuron. 92(3):622-627 undefinedPubMed
  3. Bludau S, Bzdok D, Gruber O, Kohn N, Riedl V, Sorg C, Palomero-Gallagher N, Müller VI, Hoffstaedter F, Amunts K, Eickhoff SB (2016) Medial prefrontal aberrations in major depressive disorder revealed by cytoarchitectonically informed voxel-based morphometry. Am J Psychiatry., 173(3): 291-298 undefinedPubMed
  4. Amunts K, Ebell C, Muller J, Telefont M, Knoll A, Lippert T (2016) The Human Brain Project: Creating a European Research Infrastructure to Decode the Human Brain. Neuron, 92(3): 574-581 undefinedPubMed
  5. Amunts K, Zilles K (2015) Architectonic mapping of the human brain beyond Brodmann. Neuron 88(6): 1086-1107 undefinedPubMed
  6. Amunts K, Hawrylycz M, Van Essen D, Van Horn JD, Harel N, Poline JB, De Martino F, Bjaalie JG, Dehaene-Lambertz G, Dehaene S, Valdes-Sosa P, Thirion B, Zilles K, Hill SL, Abrams MB, Tass PA, Vanduffel W, Evans AC, Eickhoff SB (2014) Interoperable atlases of the human brain. Neuroimage, 99: 525-532 undefinedPubMed
  7. Amunts K, Lepage C, Borgeat L, Mohlberg H, Dickscheid T, Rousseau ME, Bludau S, Bazin PL, Lewis LB, Oros-Peusquens AM, Shah NJ, Lippert T, Zilles K, Evans AC (2013) BigBrain: An ultrahigh-resolution 3D human brain model. Science 340(6139): 1472-1475 undefinedPubMed
  8. Zilles K and Amunts K (2013) Individual variability is not noise. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17(4): 153-155 undefinedPubMed
  9. Amunts K, Zilles K (2012) Architecture and organizational principles of Broca's region. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 16(8): 418-426 undefinedPubMed
  10. Zilles K, Amunts K (2012) Segregation and wiring in the brain. Science, 335(6076): 1582-1584 undefinedPubMed

Cécile and Oskar Vogt Institute for Brain Research

Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Katrin Amunts

Cécile and Oskar Vogt Institute for Brain Research
Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf
Merowingerplatz. 1a
D - 40225 Duesseldorf
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Institute for Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-1),
Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
D - 52425 Juelich
Tel.: +49 211 81-06102
Fax: +49 211 81-06154
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