About BrainMaps.org - Unravelling the Brain

BrainMaps.org, launched in May 2005, is an interactive multiresolution next-generation brain atlas that is based on over 20 million megapixels of sub-micron resolution, annotated, scanned images of serial sections of both primate and non-primate brains and that is integrated with a high-speed database for querying and retrieving data about brain structure and function over the internet.

Currently featured are complete brain atlas datasets for various species, including Macaca mulatta, Chlorocebus aethiops, Felis catus, Mus musculus, Rattus norvegicus, and Tyto alba.
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Jones, E.G., Stone, J.M. and Karten, H.J. (2011), High-resolution digital brain atlases: a Hubble telescope for the brain. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1225: E147-E159. doi: 10.1111/j. 1749-6632.2011.06009.x

Mikula S, Parrish SK, Trimmer JS, Jones EG. Complete 3D visualization of primate striosomes by KChIP1 immunostaining. J Comp Neurol. 2009 Mar 20;514(5):507-517.

Mikula, S., Manger, P.R., and Jones, E.G. 2008. The Thalamus of the Monotremes: Cyto- and Myeloarchitecture and Chemical Neuroanatomy. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 363(1502):2415-40

Mikula, S., Stone, J.M., and Jones, E.G. 2008. BrainMaps.org - Interactive High-Resolution Digital Brain Atlases and Virtual Microscopy. Brains, Minds & Media, Vol.3, bmm1426, in: Lorenz S, Egelhaaf M (eds): Interactive Educational Media for the Neural and Cognitive Sciences, Brains, Minds & Media, 2008.

Trotts, I., Mikula, S., and Jones, E.G. 2007. Interactive Visualization of Multiresolution Image Stacks in 3D. NeuroImage. 35(3):1038-43.

Mikula, S., Trotts, I., Stone, J., and Jones, E.G. 2007. Internet-Enabled High-Resolution Brain Mapping and Virtual Microscopy. NeuroImage. 35(1):9-15

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The BrainMaps Team

Principal Investigator

Edward G. Jones (2005 - 2011)

W. Martin Usrey (2011 - present)


Web site development: Shawn Mikula, James Stone, Issac Trotts
Histology: Phong Nguyen, Xinran Cui, Brendan Hunt, Natalie Kania, Albert Lim, Barbara Rubino, Deborah van der List
Scanning: Ade Adowe, Kate Brown, Maly Bun, Megan Cleary, Matt Countryman, Larry Lau, Parisa Mehran, Payam Pakmanesh, Long Votran, Connor Weatherford, Jennifer Wright
Technical expertise: Hwai-Jong Cheng, Fred Gorin, Alessandro Graziano, Harvey J. Karten, Xiaobo Liu, Karl Murray

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