Brain-mapping projects using the common marmoset

Hideyuki Okano, Partha Mitra

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Globally, there is an increasing interest in brain-mapping projects, including the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative project in the USA, the Human Brain Project (HBP) in Europe, and the Brain Mapping by Integrated Neurotechnologies for Disease Studies (Brain/MINDS) project in Japan. These projects aim to map the structure and function of neuronal circuits to ultimately understand the vast complexity of the human brain. Brain/MINDS is focused on structural and functional mapping of the common marmoset (. Callithrix jacchus) brain. This non-human primate has numerous advantages for brain mapping, including a well-developed frontal cortex and a compact brain size, as well as the availability of transgenic technologies. In the present review article, we discuss strategies for structural and functional mapping of the marmoset brain and the relation of the common marmoset to other animals models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-7
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroscience Research
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 1


  • Brain Mapping by Integrated Neurotechnologies for Disease Studies (Brain/MINDS)
  • Brain-wide connectivity maps
  • Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)
  • Macroscopic structural mapping
  • Mesoscopic structural mapping
  • Microscopic structural mapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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