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Max Planck Research Group for Neuroanatomy & Connectivity

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The prefrontal cortex is a densely interconnected and functionally complex region that has evaded a coherent, generally accepted model of function. Our research agenda aims to characterize its connectivity and organization, and does so by branching into three interwoven topics:
1. cortical organization, primary as described by intrinsic functional connectivity;
2. its relationship to self-generated thought;
3. the modulation of functional brain organization by changes in higher-order internal frameworks that constitute an individual’s identity.
Our current line of research expands these themes to more generally investigate the emergence of network topology across association cortex. We integrate cortical surface mapping techniques with models of cortical development to explore how the morphology of the cortex gives rise to the network structures we observe.


Selected Projects
Parcellation of prefrontal cortex across species Visualization of cortical connectivity
Investigating self-generated thought Bridging exploratory and hypothesis-driven analyses
Bibliometrics of resting-state & mind-wandering Data management and processing

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