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Explore the Brain like never before          [ View Data ] 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 data sets for various species, including Macaca mulatta, Chlorocebus aethiops, Felis catus, Mus musculus, Rattus norvegicus, Tyto alba, and many other vertebrates.

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Feb 9, 2012 - Updated m. mulatta connections with RM316 V1 injection data

May 9, 2011 - Updated m. mulatta connections with RM312 MI injection data

May 6, 2011 - Updated m. mulatta connections with RM315 Area 7 injection data

Apr 1, 2011 - Added m. mulatta connectivity data with RM311 V1 injection data set

Jun 08, 2010 - Updated whole brain monkey slides with stereotaxic grid added

Apr 29, 2010 - Updated cat abbreviations uploaded

Apr 29, 2010 - Updated monkey abbreviations uploaded

Apr 22, 2010 - Updated owl abbreviations uploaded

Apr 09, 2010 - StackVis operational again; new dowload required

Dec 01, 2009 - Goldfish retinal projections Uploaded

Aug 01, 2009 - Chicken retinal projections Uploaded

May 01, 2009 - Mouse retinal projections Uploaded

Feb 11, 2009 - Serial Block Face Scanning Electron Microscopy (SBFSEM) Image Stacks Uploaded

July 31, 2008 - Raw Macaque Connectivity Data Uploaded

July 10, 2007 - Brain Maps API now available

May 24, 2007 - High Resolution Images can now be saved

Feb 23, 2007 - makes the cover of NeuroImage

Feb 22, 2007 - Rat Brain Atlas (Coronal) Uploaded

Dec 19, 2006 - StackVis Updated. Can now segment by RGB selections

Jun 08, 2006 - MATLAB version of BrainMaps Analyze released - users can now run image analysis routines on BrainMaps data from MATLAB

May 24, 2006 - Mouse Brain Atlas consisting of 20 micron-thick sections throughout entire brain uploaded

Mar 23, 2006 - appears in Science magazine

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