Friday, December 16, 2005

Brain Salad Surgery

BrainInfo is a website that helps one identify structures in the brain and provides many different kinds of information about each structure. It consists of three basic knowledge bases: NeuroNames, which provides the index to brain structures and narrative information about them; the Template Atlas, which shows the structures that are found in the primate brain; and NeuroMaps, a set of several hundred overlays that will show the location of different kinds of information that have been mapped to the standard background maps (templates) of the Atlas. Information about brain structures in other species, particularly the human, is provided by links to other websites. Provides information about more than 15,000 neuroanatomical terms. Defines the brain in terms of about 550 primary structures to which all other structures, names, and synonyms are related. Provides standard English and Latin names for more than 850 unique structures including the primary structures, superstructures and related superficial features. Shows hierarchical relations of each structure to its superstructures and substructures. Provides a unique acronym for each structure that is suitable for labeling illustrations, graphs and tables. Defines more than 1500 other neuroanatomical entities in terms of structures in the Hierarchy. Shows relations of about 9,000 synonyms to the standard names and structures they represent. Shows alternate definitions (homonyms) of terms in the Hierarchy commonly used to denote different structures or combinations of structures. Links to 1500 illustrations of brain structures in four species.


Blogger LisaPal said...

I only recently learned that "Brain Salad Surgery" had another reference besides the Emerson, Lake and Palmer album.

Do you know what I'm talking abuot?

Most euphemisms for this activity I get, but for the life of me, I can't figure out how this one fits in, other than because of the word "brain," which is already a stretch...

12/16/2005 06:18:00 PM  

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