Browse Subject Areas

Click through the PLOS taxonomy to find articles in your field.

For more information about PLOS Subject Areas, click here.

< Back to Article

The Brain Atlas Concordance Problem: Quantitative Comparison of Anatomical Parcellations

Figure 3

Region-level concordance analysis across eight anatomical parcellations.

A: Overall non-symmetric concordance matrix P. Entry Pij gives P(i|j), the probability that a voxel is in region i given that it is in region j in another parcellation scheme. Each row and column corresponds to a particular anatomical region, and regions are grouped by parcellation method (separated by the gray horizontal and vertical lines). B: The column (top) and row (bottom) from the matrix P corresponding to the Superior Temporal region as delineated by the ICBM atlas (see arrows in A) were extracted and the corresponding conditional probability values rendered as the heights of bars. The orange bars give the fraction of the ICBM Superior Temporal region contained in other regions, and the blue bars (below) give the fraction of other regions contained in the ICBM region. The names of the example overlapping regions corresponding to the annotated bars are as follows: 1. AAL superior temporal gyrus; 2. AAL middle temporal gyrus; 3. ICBM superior temporal; 4. LPBA40 superior temporal gyrus; 5. TALg superior temporal gyrus; 6. CYTO TE1.2; 7. H-O superior temporal gyrus, anterior division; 8. T&G anterior superior temporal gyrus; 9. T&G posterior dorsal superior temporal sulcus; 10. TALc Brodmann Area 41; 11. TALg transverse temporal gyrus. C: Histogram of the mean number of regions from any parcellation R′ that overlap a single region drawn from a different parcellation R.

Figure 3