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April 14, 2011 12:18 PM   Subscribe

Allen Human Brain Atlas - Brain Explorer 2 is a desktop software application for viewing the human brain anatomy and gene expression data in 3D. "Until now, a definitive map of the human brain at this level of detail simply hasn't existed," said Allan Jones, the nonprofit institute's chief executive. "For the first time, we have generated a comprehensive map of the brain that includes the underlying biochemistry." | Functional Neuroanatomy | 10 Great Sites for Reviewing Brain Anatomy | Harvard Brain Atlas. Bonus link: Brain massage with cosmic energy application in Pushkar, India.

Michigan State University Brain Atlas

Brain Injury Resource Center

Other free atlases at the Allen Institute For Brain Science

Human Brain coloring images pdf | another brain anatomy coloring image, simpler

Spinal cord and brain

Previously the mouse brain gene map and previously, previously
posted by nickyskye (12 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
Great post, and after looking at some of the links I really want one of those head massages!
posted by mareli at 12:39 PM on April 14, 2011


Looks great. I just wish they had gone after some of the less sexy but more pharmacologically important organs like liver or kidneys first. Who doesn't want a rollercoaster tour of gene expression in the loop of henle?
posted by benzenedream at 12:45 PM on April 14, 2011


Excellent! This will make my neural augmentation project much easier!
posted by five fresh fish at 12:54 PM on April 14, 2011


Now seeking volunteers
posted by five fresh fish at 12:55 PM on April 14, 2011


This is cool and all but you know what's wrong with it? It's not my brain, in real time.

And if you think that is unrealistic, let me tell you about my scanner and interface specifications.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 1:40 PM on April 14, 2011


No volume rendering? :-(
posted by demiurge at 2:02 PM on April 14, 2011


It's not the same if you can't touch it.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:55 PM on April 14, 2011


This is a fantastic post -- thank you so much! Funny, I was looking for something like this just a few days ago, and had already tried the U of T Functional Neuro app. The hive mind at work?
posted by rhombus at 3:40 PM on April 14, 2011


Braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaains!

Because someone had to.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 4:17 PM on April 14, 2011


Wow, posts on brainiac and brains on the same day.
posted by pappy at 6:44 PM on April 14, 2011


The Atlas is great; Lots, LOTS of papers on computation neuroscience (personally, meh) are getting published using this huge huge huge dataset.

There's a lot of shit that's going to get published, and not a few of them are going to get pimped by "journalists" and we get a whole of of "science if stupid" out of ffps based on newspaper headlines.

However, I predict that there are going to be pretty big advances because of the brain atlas; many of those will be two or three steps away, though, so the Atlas won't be referenced. But the atlas will have contributed lots.
posted by porpoise at 9:38 PM on April 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Looks neat, but I can't get it to work on OS X 10.6.5. Seems to run, but the black viewport only shows a small, partial head in the upper right corner. Any other Mac users tried it yet?
posted by Soupisgoodfood at 9:42 PM on April 17, 2011


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