Brodmann areas were mapped by the German anatomist Korbinian Brodmann in 1909. Brodmann observed the similarities in the cytoarchitectural organization of neurons and numbered different brain regions accordingly. These areas were later validated in the 1990s with the advent of neuroimaging techniques which confirmed their association with various cognitive and behavioral functions. Consequently, Brodmann areas are widely cited in the neuroscience literature, forming the basis for our understanding of brain function and represent a major contribution in neuroscience.
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