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BigBrain: An Ultrahigh-Resolution 3D Human Brain Model

Overview of attention for article published in Science, June 2013
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news
53 news outlets
blogs
18 blogs
twitter
229 tweeters
facebook
26 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
38 Google+ users
reddit
1 Redditor
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15 CiteULike
Title
BigBrain: An Ultrahigh-Resolution 3D Human Brain Model
Published in
Science, June 2013
DOI 10.1126/science.1235381
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Authors

K. Amunts, C. Lepage, L. Borgeat, H. Mohlberg, T. Dickscheid, M.-E. Rousseau, S. Bludau, P.-L. Bazin, L. B. Lewis, A.-M. Oros-Peusquens, N. J. Shah, T. Lippert, K. Zilles, A. C. Evans, Katrin Amunts, Claude Lepage, Louis Borgeat, Hartmut Mohlberg, Timo Dickscheid, Marc-Étienne Rousseau, Sebastian Bludau, Pierre-Louis Bazin, Lindsay B. Lewis, Ana-Maria Oros-Peusquens, Nadim J. Shah, Thomas Lippert, Karl Zilles, Alan C. Evans, Amunts K, Lepage C, Borgeat L, Mohlberg H, Dickscheid T, Rousseau MÉ, Bludau S, Bazin PL, Lewis LB, Oros-Peusquens AM, Shah NJ, Lippert T, Zilles K, Evans AC

Abstract

Reference brains are indispensable tools in human brain mapping, enabling integration of multimodal data into an anatomically realistic standard space. Available reference brains, however, are restricted to the macroscopic scale and do not provide information on the functionally important microscopic dimension. We created an ultrahigh-resolution three-dimensional (3D) model of a human brain at nearly cellular resolution of 20 micrometers, based on the reconstruction of 7404 histological sections. "BigBrain" is a free, publicly available tool that provides considerable neuroanatomical insight into the human brain, thereby allowing the extraction of microscopic data for modeling and simulation. BigBrain enables testing of hypotheses on optimal path lengths between interconnected cortical regions or on spatial organization of genetic patterning, redefining the traditional neuroanatomy maps such as those of Brodmann and von Economo.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 12 5%
Germany 5 2%
China 5 2%
France 4 2%
Switzerland 4 2%
United Kingdom 4 2%
Netherlands 3 1%
Japan 2 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Other 10 4%
Unknown 191 79%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 73 30%
Student > Ph. D. Student 63 26%
Professor > Associate Professor 20 8%
Student > Master 19 8%
Professor 18 7%
Other 53 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 78 32%
Neuroscience 34 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 34 14%
Psychology 26 11%
Engineering 19 8%
Other 55 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 793. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 May 2017.
All research outputs
#2,723
of 7,930,393 outputs
Outputs from Science
#149
of 40,427 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#34
of 123,768 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#4
of 728 outputs
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