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BrainInfo consists of three basic components: NeuroNames, a developing database of definitions of neuroanatomic structures in four species, their most common acronyms and their names in eight languages; NeuroMaps, a digital atlas system based on 3-D canonical stereotaxic atlases of rhesus macaque and mouse brains and programs that enable one to map data to standard surface and cross-sectional views of the brains for presentation and publication; and the NeuroMaps precursor: Template Atlas of the Primate Brain, a 2-D stereotaxic atlas of the longtailed (fascicularis) macaque brain that shows the locations of some 250 architectonic areas of macaque cortex. The NeuroMaps atlases will soon include a number of overlays showing the locations of cortical areas and other neuroscientific data in the standard frameworks of the macaque and mouse atlases.

Viewers are encouraged to use NeuroNames as a stable source of unique standard terms and acronyms for brain structures in publications, illustrations and indexing systems; to use templates extracted from the NeuroMaps macaque and mouse brain atlases for presenting neuroscientific information in image format; and to use the Template Atlas for warping to MRIs or PET scans of the macaque brain to estimate the stereotaxic locations of structures.

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This work has been supported by grants LM/OD-06243, from the National Library of Medicine and the Office of the Director, NIH; MHO69259 from the Human Brain Project; and RR-00166, from the National Center for Research Resources, to the University of Washington.

Douglas M. Bowden, MD