Elsevier Delves Into BrainNavigator 3.0

Oct 07, 2010


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Elsevier announced a new version of its online research tool BrainNavigator. The updated version, BrainNavigator 3.0, includes a variety of new content and functionality to give researchers additional tools to accelerate research. BrainNavigator now includes the Rhesus Monkey atlas, developed by George Paxinos and Charles Watson of the University of New South Wales in collaboration with Michael Petrides from McGill University in Montreal. BrainNavigator 3.0 also features the Atlas of the Human Brain, developed by Dr. Paxinos, Prof. Jürgen Mai and Dr. Thomas Voss.

BrainNavigator is an online, interactive, 3D software tool that extends the application of brain atlases and maps images of brain anatomy, designed to help neuroscience researchers save time and improve the quality of their daily research. BrainNavigator helps locate the position of structures within the brain, making visualization and communication about scientific findings about the brain easier.

BrainNavigator 3.0 also includes a variety of new functions, including the ability to link to the Allen Mouse Brain Atlas gene expression database, create and save slices from 3D to 2D in the service's virtual brain slicing feature, and better trace fiber tracts through the rodent brain atlases
BrainNavigator is a collaboration between Elsevier and the Allen Institute for Brain Science

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