Students studying the functional anatomy of the brain are forced to visualize 3D representations of the organ, a task that was difficult for us, hence it is also challenging for everyone trying properly learn the material. Richard Stoner, a University of Pittsburgh biomedical engineering doctoral student, has put together a simple iPhone application that helps to locate and manipulate different views of the virtual 3D brain.
From the product page:
Cerebrii is an interactive neuroanatomy tool put together by a student for fellow neuroscience students and enthusiasts. Using simple controls, Cerebrii allows you to navigate through 12 functional layers of the brain and select any of the 200+ regions with a simple double-tap. A guided review mode is available to direct you through the 600+ questions ranging from simple identification to more in-depth physiologic functions. For an added challenge, the exam mode is available to test you on the information you’ve learned from the review. Thanks to its extensible design, the number of total questions will continue to grow with each future release of Cerebrii.
Cerebrii was inspired by Thomas Willis’s Cerebri Anatome – one of classic collections in neuroanatomy history.
Anatomic regions covered:
* Cerebrum – lobes/gyri
* Midline structures
* Basal Ganglia
* Limbic System
* Cranial Nerves
* Visual System
* Thalamic nuclei
Here’s a demo video showing off the app:
Product page with iTunes link: Cerebrii …