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Helmholtz International Lab

Understanding our brain

With BigBrain, they created the most detailed digital model of the human brain. With HIBALL, they are now taking the next step. In an interview, Katrin Amunts from Forschungszentrum Jülich and Alan Evans from McGill University tell us how they are getting closer to uncovering the secrets of the brain.

Helmholtz in Numbers


Employees at Helmholtz are working on the world of tomorrow.

5,9 Mrd

Euro budget annually offers our talents excellent conditions for cutting-edge research.


national labs are dedicated to the big questions of our time every day.


Researchers from all over the world use our research infrastructures every year.

From our research centers