Sunday, November 23, 2008

New Program Maps Virtual Rat Brain In 3D

I heard this interesting item on NPR's All Things Considered. In addition to publishing paper atlases used by brain researchers, a company has created an interactive map, 'Brain Navigator'. It is a 3-D representation of a rat's brain which can be rotated and viewed or represented side by side in 2D with accompanying map information. The company seeks to become the "Google Maps for nueroanatomy". Plans are in the works for mice monkey and human brain navigators.

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