Brain – The Atlas of the Human Brain in Stereotaxic Space
A short introduction in to the Atlas of the Human Brain and the Brain used throughout for the research on this site. To take a more systematical approach to the use of the provided material both on the DVD from the "Atlas of the Human Brain" and the applications you can find on this website the following explanatory steps might help.
The Brain used for research in the "Atlas of the Human Brain" and which are used for the main applications is from a 24-year-old male from the Vogt collection in Düsseldorf. Further details about The Brain.
The overall layout of the Atlas and the website is based on the diffentiation of the macroscopic area which is mainly represented in the Head & Brain area.
After determining the surface of the brain the brain is cut in 5 blocks prior to the sectioning process according to the sterotaxic space. Photographs and diagrams are available in the "Atlas of the Human Brain" and in the sections area whereas you can also find the very brain in the corresponding virtual microscopy (nissl staining).
Following the delineation process based on analysis of the cyto- and myelostructure of each slice, there are several reconstructions in three dimensions. The 3D Models of the thalamic and subthalamic structures, distinguished nuclei and their subdivisions are visually represented in the 3D Reconstruction area.
Material and applications in this section
Surface ViewsTo the Surface views
SectionsExplore the Brain Atlas
Virtual MicroscopyStart Virtual microscopy
Here you may retrieve relevant descriptive and quantitative data, including morphometric data
Numerous desciptive and quantitative studies have been performed on the brain represented in the Myeloarchitectonic Atlas.
To the structures