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BrainMaps.org, launched in May 2005, is an interactive, multiresolution next-generation brain atlas that is based on over 140 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 data sets for various species, including Macaca mulatta, Chlorocebus aethiops, Felis catus, Mus musculus, Rattus norvegicus, Tyto alba, and many other vertebrates.

Remembrances of the late Ted Jones, our good friend and colleague, may be found here. A press release is here. We have chosen to honor his memory with the Ted Jones Microscopy Lab.

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To explore BrainMaps.org high-resolution brain data in 3D, try StackVis.


· Over 140 Terabytes of Brain Image Data Accessible Online

· The Highest Resolution Whole Brain Atlases Ever Constructed

· A Suite of Free Desktop Applications for Navigating and Analyzing BrainMaps Data

· A Menagerie of Animal Brains


Brain Maps AJAX viewer Rat Fetus

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Explore BrainMaps Data in 3D

Google Earth for the Brain

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