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Stroke disconnectome decodes the reading network

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Beyh A, Ohlerth AK & Forkel SJ. Advanced Tractography. In Navigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Neurosurgery (Eds Krieg & Picht), in prep

Forkel SJ & Dulyan L. Connectional Asymmetries. In Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Eds. Papagno & Corballis, Publisher: Elsevier), in prep


Satoer D, Dulyan L, Forkel SJ. Asymmetries in language-relevant brain tumors. In Handbook of Clinical Neurology -Cerebral Asymmetries (Eds Corballis & Papagno), forthcoming.

Fokel SJ & Foulon C. Disconnectome Syndromes. In Encyclopedia of the Human Brain, 2nd edition (Ed Grafmann), forthcoming

Forkel SJ et al.  Dissecting White Matter Pathways: A Neuroanatomical Approach. In the Handbook of Diffusion Imaging. (Dell’Acqua & Leemanns, Eds), preprint: 10.31234/ 


Forkel SJ. White matter variability, cognition and disorders. In: Della Sala, S. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 2. Elsevier, pp. 233–241.


Forkel SJ. Lesion-symptom mapping: from single cases to the human disconnectome. In Encyclopaedia of Behavioural Neuroscience 2e, (Della Sala et al., Eds). Elsevier, 10.13140/RG.2.2.26163.66088


Catani M & Forkel SJ. Diffusion Imaging Methods in Language Sciences. In Oxford Handbook of Neurolinguistics (de Zubicaray & Schiller, Eds). OUP, 2019


Forkel SJ & Catani M. Structural Neuroimaging. In Research Methods in Psycholinguistics (de Groot & Hoogart, Eds). Wiley & Sons, 2018


Rickards T, Baldo J, Yochim BP. Changes to the Brain: Methods of Investigation, Aging, and Neuroplasticity (image contribution) in Yochim & Woodhead (Eds). Psychology of Aging: A Biopsychosocial Perspective. Springer, 2017

Forkel SJ & Howells H. Professor Blackburn on Unconscious biases. Published online on the Lindau Nobel Laureate website, 2015

Design Patent.  Design accessible via EUIPO Registered Community Design no.003823012-0001


Catani M, Forkel SJ, Thiebaut de Schotten M. Asymmetry of white matter pathways in the brain. In The Two Halves Of The Brain: Information Processing In The Cerebral Hemispheres (Eds, Hugdahl, K & Davidson, RJ). MIT Press, 2010

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Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, second edition (BEV2)


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Unravelling the fabric of the human mind: the brain-cognition space. Pacella V, Nozais V, Talozzi L, Forkel S, Thiebaut de Schotten. Under review,  ​


Testing the prediction accuracy of the Disconnectome Symptom Discoverer model on out-of-sample post-stroke language outcomes. Hope TMH, Neville D, Talozzi L, Foulon C, Forkel SJ, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Price C., submitted

The coming decade of digital brain research - A vision for neuroscience at the intersection of technology and computing. Amunts et al., DOI 10.5281/zenodo.7764003 (version 5).

Navigating the neuroanatomy of language. Dulyan L & Forkel SJ. in prep

The relationship between white matter architecture and language lateralisation in the healthy brain. Andrulyte I, De Bezenac Ch, Branzi F, Forkel SJ, Taylor PN, Keller SS, in prep

Dissecting White Matter Pathways: A neuroanatomical approach. Forkel SJ, Bortolami C, Dulyan L, Barrett RLC, Beyh A. In Handbook of Diffusion MRI Tractography (Eds Leemands/ Dell'Acqua), preprint: 10.31234/ 

Disconnection Syndromes. Forkel SJ & Foulon C. In Encyclopaedia of the Human Brain, 2nd edition (Ed Grafmann), forthcoming

Asymmetries in language-relevant brain tumors.  Satoer D, Dulyan L, Forkel SJ., In Handbook of Clinical Neurology -Cerebral Asymmetries (Eds Corballis & Papagno), forthcoming

Connectional asymmetries in the human brain. Dulyan L, Bortolami C, Forkel SJ., In Handbook of Clinical NeurologyCerebral Asymmetries (Eds Corballis & Papagno), forthcoming


Structural network abnormalities in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): a systematic review of 127 diffusion imaging studies with a meta-analysis. Parlatini V, Itahashi T, Lee Y, Siwei L, Nguyen T.T, Forkel SJ, Catani M, Rubia K, Zhou J.H, Murphy D.G, Cortese S. Molecular Psychiatry, 

Atlasing white matter and grey matter joint contributions to resting-state networks in the human brain. Nozais V, Forkel SJ, Petit L, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Joliot M. CommsBio, in press,  doi: 10.1101/2022.01.10.475690 

Latent scale disconnectome prediction of individual symptom severity in chronic stroke. Talozzi L, Forkel SJ, Pacella V, Nozais V, Nachev P, Corbetta M, Thiebaut De Schotten M. BRAIN (2023) doi: 

How do different parts of brain white matter develop after birth in humans? Genon S & Forkel SJ. Neuron (2022)

The emergent properties of the connected brain. Thiebaut de Schotten M & Forkel SJ., Science (2022) 

The subcortical and neurochemical organisation of the ventral and dorsal attention networks. Alves P, Forkel SJ, Corbetta M, Thieabut de Schotten M. (2022) 

Longitudinal prediction of motor dysfunction after stroke: a disconnectome study. Dulyan L, Talozzi L, Pacella V,  Corbetta M & Forkel SJ*, Thiebaut de Schotten* M.  *joint last. BSAF (2022)

Stroke disconnectome decodes reading networks.

Forkel SJ, Labache L, Nachev P, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Hesling I. BSAF (2022) DOI: 10.1007/s00429-022-02575-x

The multimodal anatomy of the human forniceal commissure.

Akeret, K, Forkel SJ, Buzzi RM, Vasella F, Amrein I, Slomianka L, Serra C, Yasargil G, Krayenbühl N. CommsBio (2022) DOI:10.21203/


The genetic architecture of language functional connectivity.

Mekki YN, Guillemot V, Lemaître H, Carrion-Castillo A, Forkel SJ, Frouin V, Philippe C. NeuroImage (2021) 


Paul Broca – From Fame to shame?

Boraud Th & Forkel SJ. Brain (2022) doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.34092.59527


Lesion-symptom mapping: from single cases to the human disconnectome. Forkel SJ. In Encyclopaedia of Behavioural Neuroscience 2e (Eds Della Salla), 2020.  


White matter variability, cognition, and disorders: a systematic review.

Forkel SJ, Friedrich P, Thiebaut de Schotten M & Howells H. Brain Structure and Function, in press.
doi: 10.1007/s00429-021-02382-w


Functionnectome as a framework to analyse the contribution of brain circuits to fMRI.
Nozais V, Forkel SJ, Foulon C, Petit L, Thiebaut de Schotten M. Commun Biol. 2021 Sep 2;4(1):1035. doi: 10.1038/s42003-021-02530-2


The squirrel monkey model in clinical neuroscience.
Royo J, Forkel SJ, Pouget P, Thiebaut de Schotten M. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2021 Sep;128:152-164. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.06.006

Brainhack: Developing a culture of open, inclusive, community-driven neuroscience.
Gau R, Noble S, Heuer K, Bottenhorn KL, Bilgin IP, Yang YF, Huntenburg JM, Bayer JMM, Bethlehem RAI, Rhoads SA, Vogelbacher C, Borghesani V, Levitis E, Wang HT, Van Den Bossche S, Kobeleva X, Legarreta JH, Guay S, Atay SM, Varoquaux GP, Huijser DC, Sandström MS, Herholz P, Nastase SA, Badhwar A, Dumas G, Schwab S, Moia S, Dayan M, Bassil Y, Brooks PP, Mancini M, Shine JM, O'Connor D, Xie X, Poggiali D, Friedrich P, Heinsfeld AS, Riedl L, Toro R, Caballero-Gaudes C, Eklund A, Garner KG, Nolan CR, Demeter DV, Barrios FA, Merchant JS, McDevitt EA, Oostenveld R, Craddock RC, Rokem A, Doyle A, Ghosh SS, Nikolaidis A, Stanley OW, Uruñuela E; Brainhack Community.
Neuron. 2021 Jun 2;109(11):1769-1775. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2021.04.001

Imaging evolution of the primate brain: the next frontier?
Friedrich P, Forkel SJ, Amiez C, Balsters JH, Coulon O, Fan L, Goulas A, Hadj-Bouziane F, Hecht EE, Heuer K, Jiang T, Latzman RD, Liu X, Loh KK, Patil KR, Lopez-Persem A, Procyk E, Sallet J, Toro R, Vickery S, Weis S, Wilson CRE, Xu T, Zerbi V, Eickoff SB, Margulies DS, Mars RB, Thiebaut de Schotten M.Neuroimage. 2021 Mar;228:117685. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117685

Mapping the principal gradient onto the corpus callosum.

Friedrich P, Forkel SJ, Thiebaut de Schotten M. Neuroimage. 2020 Dec;223:117317. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117317.


The role of left fronto-parietal tracts in hand selection: Evidence from neurosurgery.

Howells H, Puglisi G, Leonetti A, Vigano L, Fornia L, Simone L, Forkel SJ, Rossi M, Riva M, Cerri G, Bello L. Cortex. 2020 Jul;128:297-311. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2020.03.018.


Anchoring the human olfactory system within a functional gradient.

Waymel A, Friedrich P, Bastian PA, Forkel SJ, Thiebaut de Schotten M. Neuroimage. 2020 Aug 1;216:116863. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.116863.


Towards metabolic disconnection – symptom mapping.

Forkel SJ, Thiebaut de Schotten M. Brain. 2020 Mar 1;143(3):718-721. doi: 10.1093/brain/awaa060.


Accelerating the Evolution of Nonhuman Primate Neuroimaging.

PRIMatE Data Exchange (PRIME-DE) Global Collaboration Workshop and Consortium. Neuron. 2020 Feb 19;105(4):600-603. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2019.12.023.


Anatomical evidence of an indirect pathway for word repetition.

Forkel SJ, Rogalski E, Drossinos Sancho N, N, D'Anna L, Luque Laguna P, Sridhar J, Dell'Acqua F, Weintraub S, Thompson C, & Mesulam MM & Catani M. Neurology, 2020.

An ancestral anatomical and spatial bias for visually guided behavior.

Friedrich P, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Forkel SJ, Stacho M, Howells H. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Feb 4;117(5):2251-2252. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1918402117.


Differences in Frontal Network Anatomy Across Primate Species.

Barrett RLC, Dawson M, Dyrby TB, Krug K, Ptito M, D'Arceuil H, Croxson PL, Johnson PJ, Howells H, Forkel SJ, Dell'Acqua F, Catani M. J Neurosci. 2020 Mar 4;40(10):2094-2107. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1650-18.2019.


One size fits all does not apply to brain lateralisation.

Thiebaut de Schotten M, Friedrich P, Forkel SJ. Phys Life Rev. 2019 Oct;30:30-33. doi: 10.1016/j.plrev.2019.07.007.


Neural organization of ventral white matter tracts parallels the initial steps of reading development: A DTI tractography study.

Vanderauwera J, De Vos A, Forkel SJ, Catani M, Wouters J, Vandermosten M, Ghesquière P. Brain Lang. 2018 Aug;183:32-40. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2018.05.007.


Lesion mapping in acute stroke aphasia and its implications for recovery. Forkel SJ & Catani M. Neuropsychologia 115:88-100, 2018. 


Short parietal lobe connections of the human and monkey brain.

Catani M, Robertsson N, Beyh A, Huynh V, de Santiago Requejo F, Howells H, Barrett RL, Aiello M, Cavaliere C, Dyrby T, Krug K, Ptito M, D'Arceuil H & Forkel SJ# & Dell'Acqua F#. #joint last. Cortex 97:339-357, 2017.  


Structural Variability Across the Primate Brain: A Cross-Species Comparison. Croxson PL, Forkel SJ, Cerliani L & Thiebaut de Schotten M. Cereb Cortex 28(11):3829-3841, 2018.

Mentalizing the body: spatial and social cognition in anosognosia for hemiplegia.

Besharati S, Forkel SJ, Kopelman M, Solms M, Jenkinson PM, Fotopoulou A. Brain. 2016 Mar;139(Pt 3):971-85. doi: 10.1093/brain/awv390.


The white matter of the human cerebrum: part I The occipital lobe by Heinrich Sachs.

Forkel SJ, Mahmood S, Vergani F, Catani M. Cortex. 2015 Jan;62:182-202. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2014.10.023.


The affective modulation of motor awareness in anosognosia for hemiplegia: behavioural and lesion evidence.

Besharati S, Forkel SJ, Kopelman M, Solms M, Jenkinson PM, Fotopoulou A. Cortex. 2014 Dec;61:127-40. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2014.08.016.


Heinrich Sachs (1863-1928).

Forkel SJ. J Neurol. 2015 Feb;262(2):498-500.
doi: 10.1007/s00415-014-7517-2.


Anatomical predictors of aphasia recovery: a tractography study of bilateral perisylvian language networks.

Forkel SJ, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Dell'Acqua F, Kalra L, Murphy DG, Williams SR & Catani M. Brain 137(Pt7):2027-39, 2014. 

Intralobar fibres of the occipital lobe: a post-mortem dissection study.

Vergani F, Mahmood S, Morris CM, Mitchell P & Forkel SJ. Cortex 56:145-56, 2014. 


The anatomy of fronto-occipital connections from early blunt dissections to contemporary tractography.

Forkel SJ, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Kawadler JM, Danek A & Catani M. Cortex 56:73-84, 2014. 


Beyond cortical localization in clinico-anatomical correlation.

Catani M, Dell'acqua F, Bizzi A, Forkel SJ, Williams SC, Simmons A, Murphy DG, Thiebaut de Schotten M. Cortex. 2012 Nov-Dec;48(10):1262-87. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2012.07.001.


A lateralised brain network for visuospatial attention.

Thiebaut de Schotten M, Dell'Acqua F, Forkel SJ, Dell’Acqua F, Simmons A, Murphy DG, Catani M. Nature Neuroscience 14(10):1245-6, 2011. 


Altered integrity of perisylvian language pathways in schizophrenia: relationship to auditory hallucinations.

Catani M, Craig MC, Forkel SJ, Kanaan R, Picchioni M, Toulopoulou T, Shergill S, Williams S, Murphy DG, McGuire P. Biol Psychiatry. 2011 Dec 15;70(12):1143-50. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2011.06.013.

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