Individual differences, missing sulci, and nomenclature: A comment on "On presentation of the human cerebral sulci from inside the cerebrum"

J Anat. 2023 Dec;243(6):1066-1068. doi: 10.1111/joa.13932. Epub 2023 Jul 17.


An average hemisphere of the human cerebral cortex contains over 100 individual folds (sulci). Many of these sulci have been overlooked by classic and modern atlases and neuroimaging tools. These sulci also show prominent individual differences: They can be broken into variable "complexes" and some sulci may not be present altogether.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Cell Membrane
  • Cerebral Cortex
  • Cerebrum*
  • Humans
  • Individuality*
  • Neuroimaging