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Brain Tutor 3D

By Rainer Goebel, Brain Innovation

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Explore the brain from the palm of your hand! Learn about the structure and function of the human brain by interacting with rotatable 3D models in real-time like you've never seen it before!
Brain Tutor 3D uses rendered head and brain models that were created from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. This allows to look "inside" the head using real-time slicing. For students, medical professional and everyone interested in the brain, the program contains information about major parcellation schemes of the cerebral cortex, including lobes, gyri, sulci and Brodmann areas.

With Brain Tutor 3D, you can:

- Explore 3D models of the head and brain in real-time
- Slice the brain along three axes (sagittal, axial and coronal)
- Present text information about lobes, gyri, sulci and Brodmann areas
- Learn where brain structures are located both within 3D brain models as well as in slice views
- To get started: Select a display mode from the buttons at the bottom. Select a manipulation mode (rotation, translation, slicing) from the buttons at the top of the screen. Move one finger to slice, translate and rotate, use two fingers to pinch-zoom.

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Customer Reviews

Excellent cortical anatomy

Well obviously, this app leaves out a fair amount of gross neuroanatomy--but several other apps have it and the gross anatomy is honestly the easiest thing you encounter in neuro course; beyond that the difficulty and detail ramps up and your teachers (points to self) consipre to fail you (if you dont learn the material of course).

I also notices the people givig this app 2-1 stars come off as dithering idiots when I read their reviews. Look a few down from this one: someone claims it deserves 1 star b/c it doesn't include the diencephalon! Woop de doo. It's an easy structure. Moreover he or she then fails epically via claiming the dienchephalon contains the, just wow. That's so assinine it makes my head spin--the cerebellum juts out from the brain's stalk at the level of the pons, i.e., the metencephalon. Had that showed up in my quiz stack, it would receive a fat red X. Yes it's bad BUT there are plenty of apps that will show you it. Because the incompleteness, I subtract 1 star.

TL;DR Good MRI view and cortical anatomy. Not much else though.


I am impressed with how this has improved my overall understanding of neuroanatomy. Thanks! STOP giving this app bad reviews, u get what u pay for. Honestly are u gonna sit down for a couple hours a day studying with ur iPhone? I paid 40$ for netters' neuro note cards App, and while They are very detailed, I have trouble spending more than 10 minutes a day while I'm taking a crap to study them. For example, my 10 mins today were spent writing this review ;-)

In all seriousness, to learn the brain this should be one of the last resources u use. Right now, I have an atlas, a textbook, a high yield neuroanatomy text, a couple hundred pages of lecture notes, online neurosullabus, online sylvius, netter's iPhone neuro app, and and a lab study guide. For a free app, this is a great tool to brush up on what u know, get used to MRI pics, and understand the brain in 3D. It would def. Pay for a detailed version that included the spinal cord, but for this free app there is nothing more I can ask for.

Marvelous! Now about that iPad version...

It is difficult to capture in words just how much fun this app is to use. I work in a neuroimaging lab and after showing this off at a meeting I had to fight to get my phone back.

I would love to see vascular structures and cranial nerves as others have noted (and that Cerebrii has) but for pure neurological joy, nothing beats this snappy, intuitive interface.

Mad props to you Rainer Goebel. I hope you can find time to develop an iPad version.

Brain Tutor 3D
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  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 1.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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