Abrupt spatial changes in anatomic and functional properties of the brain demarcate boundaries between discrete functional areas. While previous work has identified these boundaries in cortex, a new study by Tian et al. applies this approach for the first time to subcortical structures within the in vivo human brain.
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Gordon, E.M. Functional boundaries within human subcortex. Nat Neurosci 23, 1312–1314 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-020-00721-4