The Big Brain – a high-resolution whole brain model of the human brain

An ultrahigh resolution 3D model of a complete human brain (20 micron isotropic resolution), developed in a collaborative effort between the teams of Dr. Katrin Amunts and Dr. Karl Zilles (Forschungszentrum Jülich) and Dr. Alan Evans (Montreal Neurological Institute). Based on 7404 digitized histological brain sections, this so far unique reconstruction provides unprecedented neuroanatomical insight. The dataset contains a complete gray and white matter classification with corresponding surface reconstructions (Lewis et al., OHBM 2017).

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Human Cytoarchitectonic Atlas - JuBrain

An atlas based on independent analysis of cytoarchitectonic brain areas in histological sections of ten human postmortem brains, based on image analysis and statistical criteria for localizing areal borders, developed during the past 20 years by the teams of Katrin Amunts and Karl Zilles in Juelich and Duesseldorf [1]. The individual maps have been aggregated by image registration methods in the MNI Colin 27 space to obtain probabilistic maps for each area. The parcellation shown in our atlas viewer represents the maximum probability estimate at each voxel in this space.

[1] http://www.fz-juelich.de/inm/inm-1/EN/Forschung/_docs/SPMAnatomyToolbox/SPMAnatomyToolbox_node.html

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Rodent Atlas - Waxholm

Open access volumetric atlas offering comprehensive anatomical delineations of the rat brain based on structural contrast in isotropic magnetic resonance (39 μm) and diffusion tensor (78 μm) images acquired ex vivo from an 80 day old male Sprague Dawley rat at the Duke Center for In Vivo Microscopy. Spatial reference is provided by the Waxholm Space coordinate system.

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Rodent Atlas - Allen Mouse Brain Atlas

The Allen Mouse Brain Atlas includes a full-color, high-resolution anatomical reference atlas accompanied by a systematic, hierarchically organized taxonomy of mouse brain structures. Anatomical annotations in classical histological atlas plates were extracted to create a comprehensive volumetric reference atlas of the mouse brain.

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