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A Stereoscopic Volume Rendered Brain Atlas

Robert J. Clements and James L. Blank introduce a stereoscopic volume rendered brain atlas (VRBA) designed to facilitate the understanding of both structure and function of the human brain.

The VRBA has an intuitive interface that allows real-time stereoscopic rendering of brain anatomy. Users can remove and add any of the 62 brain structures, as well as control the display of the MRI dataset. The atlas also contains brief verbal and written descriptions of the different anatomical regions to correlate structure with function. A variety of stereoscopic projection methods are supported by the VRBA and provide an abstract, yet simple, way of visualizing brain anatomy and 3-dimensional relationships between different nuclei. Access article and supplementary material at