Population-averaged standard template brain atlas for the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)

K. Hikishima, M. M. Quallo, Y. Komaki, M. Yamada, K. Kawai, S. Momoshima, H. J. Okano, E. Sasaki, N. Tamaoki, R. N. Lemon, A. Iriki, H. Okano

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Advanced magnetic resonance (MR) neuroimaging analysis techniques based on voxel-wise statistics, such as voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and functional MRI, are widely applied to cognitive brain research in both human subjects and in non-human primates. Recent developments in imaging have enabled the evaluation of smaller animal models with sufficient spatial resolution. The common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus), a small New World primate species, has been widely used in neuroscience research, to which voxel-wise statistics could be extended with a species-specific brain template. Here, we report, for the first time, a tissue-segmented, population-averaged standard template of the common marmoset brain. This template was created by using anatomical T1-weighted images from 22 adult marmosets with a high-resolution isotropic voxel size of (0.2mm)3 at 7-Tesla and DARTEL algorithm in SPM8. Whole brain templates are available at International Neuroinformatics Japan Node website, http://brainatlas.brain.riken.jp/marmoset/.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2741-2749
Number of pages9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 14-02-2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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