Brodmann Areas

Brodmann Areas 3D colour map section

In first decade of the 20th century, German anatomist Korbinian Brodmann used cell staining to determine the cellular composition of the brain and observed how neurons group together into distinct areas. He created maps from this work and published them in 1909. His areas are still used by clinicians and researchers.

“Many of the areas Brodmann defined based solely on their neuronal organization have since been correlated closely to diverse cortical functions.”


In your evoke potentials or qEEG reports, you’ll see references to Brodmann Areas. These should include explanations of how they relate specifically to you, but you can use Wikipedia to read up on each area. Wikipedia has a clickable map to its pages on the 52 Brodmann Areas. You can click on the images below to get to the clickable map you want to explore.

Lateral surface of left cerebral hemisphere, viewed from the side. From Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body.
Medial surface of right cerebral hemisphere. From Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body.

Scroll to top