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Important notice
Rolf Kötter, the founding father of CoCoMac, sadly passed away on June 9, 2010.
Following this tragic event, this site is kept alive in a functional, but frozen state.
Meanwhile, development of a fully open access CoCoMac 2nd edition is in full swing, visit the new website cocomac.g-node.org.

Untangling the Brain

Current database version
uploaded on 29.02.2008:

CoCoMac (Collations of Connectivity data on the Macaque brain) is our approach to produce a systematic record of the known wiring of the primate brain. The main database contains details of hundreds of tracing studies in their original descriptions. Further data are continuously added.

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To overcome the problem of divergent brain maps we developed ORT (Objective Relational Transformation), an algorithmic method to convert data in a coordinate- independent way based on logical relations between areas in different brain maps.
We use CoCoMac data to analyse the organisation of the cerebral cortex, and to establish its structure- function relationships. This includes multi-variate statistics and computer simulation of models that take into account the real anatomy of the primate cerebral cortex.

New features

CoCoMac-Paxinos-3D viewer, a java-based 3D atlas viewer with integrated CoCoMac connectivity.
Scalable Brain Atlas, a web-based atlas viewer with integrated CoCoMac access.