BALSA specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_27481
Alternative name Brain Analysis Library of Spatial maps and Atlases
Restrictions to use None
Community driven No
Data access File download, Browse
User data submission Allowed
Maintained Yes


  • Primates
    • Homo sapiens


  • person_outline David Van Essen

Publication for Brain Analysis Library of Spatial maps and Atlases

BALSA citation


A multi modal parcellation of human cerebral cortex

PMCID: 4990127
PMID: 27437579
DOI: 10.1038/nature18933

[…] will soon be freely available on GitHub, the visualization tool Connectome Workbench ( and the parcellation, data, and scenes for reproducing each of the figures are in the BALSA database. These tools can be used to address fundamental questions regarding the identification of cortical areas, when reporting results or thinking about and discussing brain organization in r […]

BALSA institution(s)
Neuroscience Department, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
BALSA funding source(s)
Supported by NIMH grant R01MH060974-22.

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