BigBrain Atlas reveals first 3D view of the human brain

06/23/2013 | ScienceMag.org

Scientists have completed the BigBrain Atlas that reveals a 3D view of the human brain for the first time. Katrin Amunts, a neuroanatomist at the Research Centre Jülich in Germany, and her co-researchers used hair-thin slices of a brain from a 65-year-old female donor to construct the model that clearly displays the brain's neurons. The model, part of the European Human Brain Project, will be available online through a Web portal called CBRAIN.

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