High Resolution Sections
Macroscopic Atlases
Database
BrainSlicer
MR-Navigator
Contents & Material

Constructed by the recognized leaders in brain cartography, the atlas provides the most detailed and accurate delineations of brain structure available. It is intended as an atlas for day-to-day use in the research laboratory to identify macroscopic and microscopic structures in the human brain as collected in research data with a variety of methods.

It will also be particularly useful for the interpretation of magnetic resonance imaging data. The atlas includes a DVD with not only the atlas in electronic format, but also a 3-D visualization software that allows easy browsing of the images, and a feature to allow direct retrieval of brain areas using coordinates obtained in magnetic resonance imaging.



The Atlas of the Human Brain
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High-resolution human imaging requires a high-resolution atlas. There is no atlas that approaches the accuracy and comprehensiveness of The Atlas of the Human Brain. This is the third, thoroughly revised edition of the very successful atlas that received the Award of Excellence from the American Association of Publishers.

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About us

Our group is interested in the analysis of the structural basis of the Human brain in order to understand its function and dysfunction.

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Surface Anatomy
The photographs showing the external morphology of the formalin fixed brain 
and the following myelin-stained sections were taken from sections prepared from the brain of a 24 year old male. The photographs of each section show the central, subcortical region of the brain in a resolution that permits highdetail recognition of morphological structures.


The external features of the brain are shown as photographs and as virtual model with consistent color coding for every structure throughout. For the 3D Model the histological sections were spatially aligned with each other.

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Sectional Anatomy
Sectional Anatomy

The interactive brain atlas shows sections and provides location and names of all major structures and subdivisions of the brain. Contains an alphabetical list of structures and search functionality in several languages. Sections in high resolution are offered as images and in the virtual microscope.

Coming soon: access to a brain-structure database.

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BrainNavigator / BrainLocator
BrainNavigator

BrainNavigator (Java program, available from the Atlas DVD): Interactive navigation through the segmented brain volume in three orthogonal slice dimensions with linked crosshair cursors.

Brain-Locator (Java applet, freely accessible from the website): Offers a subset of functions from the Brain Navigator. Functional data (e.g.fMRI) can be imported and superimposed on the orthogonal slices.

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3D Model
3D Views of the Human Brain

Most of the subcortical structures have been reconstructed on the basis of the illustrated sections. Whenever necessary, information from the extensive literature pertaining to the Atlas Brain was integrated.

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3D Volume Reconstructions
3D Volume Reconstructions

Sections are presented in the standard stereotaxic space. Detailed delineations are shown in the context of cyto- and myeloarchitecture. These include cortex areas that are buried in cortical folds and the relevant subcortical structures.

  • sulcal and gyral anatomy
  • Surface models of subcortical structures

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Transformation of the Atlas to any individual MR-image dataset
Transformation of the Atlas to any individual MR-image dataset

The automatic transformation procedure retaines the high original resolution by MRI. Because the transformation matrix is known, any point within the MR-brain can be correlated to the atlas brain and the corresponding coordinates can be used for intra- and extramural communication.

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Virtual Microscopy
Virtual Microscopy

Weigert (myelin) and Nissl (cell) stained sections are presented for orientation in low resolution, but optionally in high magnification for microscopy.

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