Korbinian Brodmann (1868-1918) and his contributions to mapping the cerebral cortex

Marios Loukas, Christopher Pennell, Christopher Groat, R. Shane Tubbs, Aaron Cohen-Gadol

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Korbinian Brodmann is best remembered for his classification of cortical areas based on cytoarchitechture. He was influenced by such greats as Alzheimer, Vogt, Edinger, Nissl, and Weigert. Although first presented in 1903, Brodmann's "mapping" continues to be the lingua franca of cortical localization and his writings on this topic have become neurological classics. Many of his areas have gone on to be associated with various nervous functions such as hearing (areas 41 and 42) and vision (areas 17 and 18). Few textbooks of neurology, neuroanatomy, or neurosurgery fail to mention the important maps produced by Brodmann that are still used today. The present article discusses the life and influence of Korbinian Brodmann on our understanding of the human brain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-11
Number of pages6
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume68
Issue number1
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StatePublished - Jan 2011

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Korbinian Brodmann (1868-1918) and his contributions to mapping the cerebral cortex. / Loukas, Marios; Pennell, Christopher; Groat, Christopher; Tubbs, R. Shane; Cohen-Gadol, Aaron.

In: Neurosurgery, Vol. 68, No. 1, 01.2011, p. 6-11.

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Loukas, Marios ; Pennell, Christopher ; Groat, Christopher ; Tubbs, R. Shane ; Cohen-Gadol, Aaron. / Korbinian Brodmann (1868-1918) and his contributions to mapping the cerebral cortex. In: Neurosurgery. 2011 ; Vol. 68, No. 1. pp. 6-11.
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