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Feb 15, 2010 (Vol. 30, No. 4)

  • Links to many neuroscience resources
  • Some of the resources are still under construction

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist (or a neuroscientist) to deduce the content of BrainInfo, a wonderful site about various brainy matters—both white and gray! (Bad brain pun. Sorry.) Developed at the University of Washington, but transferred last year to the University of California at San Diego, BrainInfo provides links to a number of external brain atlases and neuroscience resources, while also hosting some valuable tools of its own. NeuroNames provides an index of brain structures, as well as an entire menu of additional information for each term. The menu includes options such as “what, where and how big is it”, “what is written about it”, “other names for it”, and “which species have it”, while some additional links appear to be under construction (“what cells does it have” and “genes expressed there”, for instance). The Template Atlas displays structures of the primate brain, and the work-in-progress NeuroMaps allows researchers to map data onto standard templates of the atlas.

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