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Director of the 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
Merowingerplatz. 1a
40225 Düsseldorf
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Institute for Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-1),
Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
52425 Jülich

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. Amunts K, Mohlberg H, Bludau S, Zilles K (2020). Julich-Brain – a 3D probabilistic atlas of human brain’s cytoarchitecture. Science, 369:988-992. PubMed
  2. Stacho M, Herold C, Rook N, Wagner H, Axer M, Amunts K, Güntürkün O. (2020). A cortex-like canonical circuit in the avian forebrain. Science, 369: 1585. PubMed
  3. 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 PubMed
  4. Amunts K, Zilles K (2015) Architectonic mapping of the human brain beyond Brodmann. Neuron 88(6): 1086-1107 PubMed
  5. 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 PubMed
  6. Zilles K, Amunts K (2010) Centenary of Brodmann’s map – conception and fate. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 11(2): 139-145. PubMed
  7. Amunts K, Lenzen M, Friederici AD, Schleicher A, Morosan P, Palomero-Gallagher N, Zilles K (2010) Broca’s region: Novel organizational principles and multiple receptor mapping. PLoS Biology 8(9), pii: e1000489 PubMed
  8. Amunts K, Kedo O, Kindler M, Pieperhoff P, Hömke L, Schneider F, Mohlberg H, Shah NJ, Habel U, Zilles K (2005) Cytoarchitectonic mapping of the human amygdala, hippocampal region and entorhinal cortex.  Anatomy & Embryology 210(5-6): 343-362  PubMed
  9. Eickhoff S, Stephan KE, Mohlberg H, Grefkes C, Fink GR, Amunts K, Zilles K (2005) A new SPM toolbox for combining probabilistic cytoarchitectonic maps and functional imaging data. NeuroImage 25(4):1325-1335 PubMed
  10. Amunts K, Schleicher A, Bürgel U, Mohlberg H, Uylings HBM, Zilles K (1999). Broca's region re-visited: Cytoarchitecture and intersubject variability. The Journal of Comparative Neurology 412(2): 319-341 PubMed
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