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Review the brain from a 360-degree viewpoint

The Brain Atlas allows you to examine structures of the brain in accurate 3D imaging from a 360-degree viewpoint. Use the mouse to navigate all around from top to bottom, from side to side, and to zoom in on relevant structures. By clicking on a desired structure or region, the drop-down bar on the left side will present the name of the structure as well as a detailed description of its anatomical and functional qualities.

a desired structure or region of the brain (e.g Broca's area)
By clicking on a desired region (e.g Broca’s area) the name and details will appear on the left

Another feature of the Brain Atlas is the possibility to make sagittal incisions from left to right by using the right hand side slide bar. This presents a view of the brain’s appearance from this type of incision used in many modern imaging techniques nowadays. By using the other slide bar, the cortex can be made more or less transparent to discover subcortical structures such as the basal ganglia, the hippocampus, the amygdala and the ventricles.

Transparency feature (left) and sagittal incision feature (right)
Transparency feature (left) and sagittal incision feature (right)

Download useful images

Once you have found a desired structure or region of the brain shown at a useful angle and level of transparency, the image can be downloaded for personal use, for teaching, or for your own presentations. Thus, the Brain Atlas contributes to new 3D educational insight into the structures of the brain.

The 3D brain atlas has been developed for Neurotorium, by Random42 and Martin Fredensborg Rath, Professor of Experimental Neuroanatomy, University of Copenhagen and reviewed by the Neurotorium Editorial Board.

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