GPS for the brain? New brain atlas wows scientists

April 30, 2011

It's being called the world's first "anatomically and genomically comprehensive" map of the human brain - a sort of "GPS for the brain" designed to speed research into brain disorders ranging from mental illness to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, autism, multiple sclerosis, and more. It is the Allen Human Brain Atlas, a detailed, three-dimensional online atlas of the brain that's just making its debut.