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7.2.24. nilearn.datasets.fetch_atlas_surf_destrieux

nilearn.datasets.fetch_atlas_surf_destrieux(data_dir=None, url=None, resume=True, verbose=1)

Download and load Destrieux et al, 2010 cortical atlas.

This atlas returns 76 labels per hemisphere based on sulco-gryal pattnerns as distributed with Freesurfer in fsaverage5 surface space.

New in version 0.3.


data_dir: str, optional

Path of the data directory. Use to force data storage in a non- standard location. Default: None

url: str, optional

Download URL of the dataset. Overwrite the default URL.

resume: bool, optional (default True)

If True, try resuming download if possible.

verbose: int, optional (default 1)

Defines the level of verbosity of the output.


data: sklearn.datasets.base.Bunch

dictionary-like object, contains:

  • “labels”: list
    Contains region labels
  • “map_left”: numpy.ndarray
    Index into ‘labels’ for each vertex on the left hemisphere of the fsaverage5 surface
  • “map_right”: numpy.ndarray
    Index into ‘labels’ for each vertex on the right hemisphere of the fsaverage5 surface
  • “description”: str
    Details about the dataset


Destrieux et al. (2010), Automatic parcellation of human cortical gyri and sulci using standard anatomical nomenclature. NeuroImage 53, 1-15. Examples using nilearn.datasets.fetch_atlas_surf_destrieux