IMAGES: Scoping Out the Brain

Science  24 Mar 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5768, pp. 1685e
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5768.1685e

Unlike glass microscope slides, the virtual slides at BrainMaps can't chip or break, and you can see details without squinting through an eyepiece. The atlas from neuroanatomist Edward Jones of the University of California, Davis, and colleagues displays hundreds of thin brain sections from healthy rhesus monkeys, mice, humans, and cats. You can browse the collection by species or by structure. Then zoom in on particular cells, rotate the image, or pan to find other features. Included is a slice from a monkey brain which shows the junction between the hippocampus, cerebral cortex, and lateral geniculate body.

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