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Cortical thickness gradients in structural hierarchies.

Wagstyl K, Ronan L, Goodyer IM, Fletcher PC - Neuroimage (2015)

Bottom Line: Our results suggest that an easily measurable macroscopic brain parameter, namely, cortical thickness, is systematically related to cytoarchitecture and to the structural hierarchical organisation of the cortex.We argue that the measurement of cortical thickness gradients may become an important way to develop our understanding of brain structure-function relationships.The identification of alterations in such gradients may complement the observation of regionally localised cortical thickness changes in our understanding of normal development and neuropsychiatric illnesses.

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Affiliation: Brain Mapping Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB2 3EB, UK. Electronic address: kw350@cam.ac.uk.

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Macaque structural hierarchies. Graphs showing that cortical thickness correlates with structural hierarchy and geodesic distance from the primary sensory area in the macaque (see Table 1 for statistical results). Blue lines and points show that as hierarchical level increases cortical thickness (mm) also increases, for visual, somatosensory and auditory hierarchies. Red lines and points show geodesic distance (mm)—the putative surrogate of hierarchical level—increasing with cortical thickness for all three sensory hierarchies. Solid lines and filled circles show left hemisphere, dashed lines and hollow circles show right hemisphere.
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f0030: Macaque structural hierarchies. Graphs showing that cortical thickness correlates with structural hierarchy and geodesic distance from the primary sensory area in the macaque (see Table 1 for statistical results). Blue lines and points show that as hierarchical level increases cortical thickness (mm) also increases, for visual, somatosensory and auditory hierarchies. Red lines and points show geodesic distance (mm)—the putative surrogate of hierarchical level—increasing with cortical thickness for all three sensory hierarchies. Solid lines and filled circles show left hemisphere, dashed lines and hollow circles show right hemisphere.


Cortical thickness gradients in structural hierarchies.

Wagstyl K, Ronan L, Goodyer IM, Fletcher PC - Neuroimage (2015)

Macaque structural hierarchies. Graphs showing that cortical thickness correlates with structural hierarchy and geodesic distance from the primary sensory area in the macaque (see Table 1 for statistical results). Blue lines and points show that as hierarchical level increases cortical thickness (mm) also increases, for visual, somatosensory and auditory hierarchies. Red lines and points show geodesic distance (mm)—the putative surrogate of hierarchical level—increasing with cortical thickness for all three sensory hierarchies. Solid lines and filled circles show left hemisphere, dashed lines and hollow circles show right hemisphere.
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f0030: Macaque structural hierarchies. Graphs showing that cortical thickness correlates with structural hierarchy and geodesic distance from the primary sensory area in the macaque (see Table 1 for statistical results). Blue lines and points show that as hierarchical level increases cortical thickness (mm) also increases, for visual, somatosensory and auditory hierarchies. Red lines and points show geodesic distance (mm)—the putative surrogate of hierarchical level—increasing with cortical thickness for all three sensory hierarchies. Solid lines and filled circles show left hemisphere, dashed lines and hollow circles show right hemisphere.
Bottom Line: Our results suggest that an easily measurable macroscopic brain parameter, namely, cortical thickness, is systematically related to cytoarchitecture and to the structural hierarchical organisation of the cortex.We argue that the measurement of cortical thickness gradients may become an important way to develop our understanding of brain structure-function relationships.The identification of alterations in such gradients may complement the observation of regionally localised cortical thickness changes in our understanding of normal development and neuropsychiatric illnesses.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Brain Mapping Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB2 3EB, UK. Electronic address: kw350@cam.ac.uk.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus