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8.2.28. nilearn.datasets.fetch_atlas_surf_destrieux

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

Download and load Destrieux et al, 2010 cortical atlas

See 1.

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

New in version 0.3.

data_dirpathlib.Path or str, optional

Path where data should be downloaded. By default, files are downloaded in home directory.

urlstr, optional

URL of file to download. Override download URL. Used for test only (or if you setup a mirror of the data). Default=None.

resumebool, optional

Whether to resume download of a partly-downloaded file. Default=True.

verboseint, optional

Verbosity level (0 means no message). Default=1.


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



Christophe Destrieux, Bruce Fischl, Anders Dale, and Eric Halgren. Automatic parcellation of human cortical gyri and sulci using standard anatomical nomenclature. NeuroImage, 53(1):1–15, 2010. URL:, doi: