Allen Institute’s atlas of the human brain gets published … as a 350-page atlas!

These are just a few of the brain images that appear in a newly published atlas of the human brain. (Credit: Allen Institute for Brain Science) As neuroscience marches on, researchers are creating more and more brain maps and atlases – but the Allen Human Brain Reference Atlas is a rarity. This week it’s actually being published as a 350-page atlas you can hold in your hands. Like most brain references, the detailed map of a single human brain is available online. The Allen Institute for Brain Science’s reference atlas shows brain structure down to the cellular level, at a resolution of 1 micron per pixel. The anatomical map, based on trillions of bytes of imaging data, is supplemented by readings from two different types of brain scans. This sort of atlas usually…


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