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Brain Browser is designed to assist researchers as well as beginning and advanced neuroscience students in their efforts to organize, analyze, and contribute to the growing detailed knowledge of the brain. Brain Browser serves as an electronic notebook for neuroanatomy and offers numerous educational and research applications. For the Student: Learn the organization and structure of the rat brain Organize your knowledge of brain function and structure Store neuroanatomical references and terms in an efficient manner For the Advanced Neuroscientist: Add your own experimental results and build a personal database Organize and recall multiple items of complexly interrelated data Develop a more efficient and organized way to write papers and do research
Brain Browser consists of four main Hypertext stacks:
Learner introduces the beginner to rat brain organization and provides elementary coverage of circuits, cells, and neurotransmitters.
NeuroNavigator presents a computer atlas based on The Rat Brain: In Stereotaxic Coordinates, by George Paxinos and Charles Watson (Academic Press, Second Edition, 1986).
Linker is an extensive database of neuronal circuitry (the afferent and efferent connections between brain locations).
DataMaker enables users to add or modify templates of the atlas plates with their own data.
In addition, the Reference program, containing more than 320 references, links any desired reference to any data point. The Dictionary defines terms used in Brain Browser and allows users to add new entries. The program includes five high-density disks, a user's manual, and a complete tutorial. User support is provided by electronic mail on CompuServe(r). Department site licenses are available, as well as a buyer's frequency plan. Contact the publisher for complete details. Brain Browser(tm) is a trademark of The Scripps Research Institute. PLUS(tm) is a trademark of Spinnaker Software Corporation Microsoft(r) Windows(tm) is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. IBM(r) is a registered trademark of International Business Machines, Inc. CompuServe(r) is a registered trademark of CompuServe, Inc. Macintosh(r) is a registered trademark of Apple Computer Inc. Hypercard(r) is a registered trademark of Apple Computer Inc. Intel(r) is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
What Do I Need to Run Brain Browser?
Description of Learner
Description of NeuroNavigator
Description of Linker
Description of DataMaker
Browsing through NeuroNavigator
Finding a Structure in NeuroNavigator
Making a New DataMaker Report
Making Electronic Notes in DataMaker
Entering Some Simple Data in DataMaker
Making Morphometric Measurements in DataMaker
Linking from NeuroNavigator to Linker
Displaying and Browsing through a Place Card and Its Circuit Connections
Creating a New Place for a Structure and Defining Circuit Connections
Adding a New Place to the List of Available Places
Adding Subplaces to the List of Available Places or Editing Subplaces
Searching for Some Linker Data and Making Reports
Creating DIFs for Data Exchange from Linker
Creating Aliases for the Nomenclature
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- © Academic Press 1993
- 6th January 1994
- Academic Press
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Floyd Bloom was the editor of Science magazine, now Brain Research.
Scripps Clinic & Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, U.S.A.
@qu:The authors have produced...a way of viewing and creating a database of brain structures and circuits that can actually be fun...A whole array of information lies only a click of the mouse away. Information on afferent and efferent circuitry, cell types, neurotransmitters, receptors, second messengers, systems, topography, collaterals, ion channels and even birth dates can be brought to life. @source:--TRENDS IN NEUROSCIENCES @qu:Easy to use...it has both educational and research functions...Should be especially appealing to the new generation of neuroscientists....Useful for graduate and postgraduate education...A unique product....A convenient and fun way to organize information about the chemical neuroanatomy of the brain. @source:--SCIENCE