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7.2.11. nilearn.datasets.fetch_atlas_pauli_2017

nilearn.datasets.fetch_atlas_pauli_2017(version='prob', data_dir=None, verbose=1)

Download the Pauli et al. (2017) atlas with in total 12 subcortical nodes.


version: str, optional (default=’prob’)

Which version of the atlas should be download. This can be ‘prob’ for the probabilistic atlas or ‘det’ for the deterministic atlas.

data_dir : str, optional (default=None)

Path of the data directory. Used to force data storage in a specified location.

verbose : int

verbosity level (0 means no message).



Dictionary-like object, contains:

  • maps: 3D Nifti image, values are indices in the list of labels.
  • labels: list of strings. Starts with ‘Background’.
  • description: a short description of the atlas and some references.


Pauli, W. M., Nili, A. N., & Tyszka, J. M. (2018). A high-resolution probabilistic in vivo atlas of human subcortical brain nuclei. Scientific Data, 5, 180063-13.` Examples using nilearn.datasets.fetch_atlas_pauli_2017