Modelling the Human Cortex in Three Dimensions

Trends Cogn Sci. 2018 Dec;22(12):1073-1075. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2018.08.010. Epub 2018 Sep 17.


In cognitive neuroscience, brain-behaviour relationships are usually mapped onto a 2D cortical sheet. Cortical layers are a critical but often ignored third dimension of human cortical function. Improved resolution has put us on the threshold of beginning to image human cognition in three dimensions.

Keywords: 7 Tesla; MRI; laminar modelling; multisensory integration; ultra-high field imaging.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Mapping*
  • Cerebral Cortex / anatomy & histology*
  • Cerebral Cortex / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Models, Theoretical*