A new generation of multimodal, 3-D human and rodent brain atlases. Explore and analyse the brain at different spatial scales
Navigate human and rodent atlases in 3D.
Learn about the organization of brain structures and access a myriad of data and models spatially linked to areas of interest.
Access atlas-based tools and workflows that allow the incorporation and usage of such data into a 3D space with coordinates for navigation, annotation and analysis.
The BigBrain is a microscopic resolution 3D model of a complete human brain, based on a 3D reconstruction from 7404 digitized histological brain sections (Amunts, Evans et al., Science 2013). It provides a highly detailed anatomical reference space at 20 micrometer (isotropic) spatial resolution. We provide maps of different structures, including neo- and allocortical cytoarchitectonic areas and subcortical nuclei (Amunts et al.) as well as maps of cortical layers and brain surfaces (Wagstyl et al.).
The JuBrain probabilistic cytoarchitectonic atlas consists of cytoarchitectonic probabilistic maps for human brain structures, defined by histological analysis in a sample of ten post-mortem brains (Amunts and Zilles, 2015). The spatial resolution is 1mm isotropic. Capturing human intersubject variability, they describe how likely a particular structure is found at each voxel position of the reference space. Another way to present these maps are maximum probability maps, which provide a parcellation by assigning each voxel in the brain the most likely histological area according to the probabilistic maps (Eickhoff et al., 2005, 2006).
The Waxholm Space (WHS) rat brain atlas is an 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.