Use your touch screen to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures. Discover how each brain region functions, what happens when it is injured, and how it is involved in mental illness. Each detailed structure comes with information on functions, disorders, brain damage, case studies, and links to modern research.

Created by Vivid Apps and AXS Biomedical Animation Studio for the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center. 3D Brain was produced for the Genes to Cognition (G2C) Online website funded by the Dana Foundation and Hewlett Foundation.

What’s New

Version 1.3.2

• Fixes some issues with Japanese info text

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
50 Ratings
50 Ratings
Dranorter ,

Pretty basic

The way it switches between brain areas (page turning animation) makes it hard to really compare location. The app will highlight 29 different brain areas — you switch between them by clicking on the list entry, and you can’t navigate by clicking directly on the brain area in the 3D view. The ordering of the brain areas in the list isn’t particularly intuitive (it’s alphabetical). 29 brain areas is not enough. Where are V1, V2, V3, etc.? Where’s the fusiform gyrus? Neuroscience is a field where we don’t know what the correct objects to be discussing really are. The app ought to distinguish between “neuroarchitechtonic regions” and things like sulcus/gyrus based regions (don’t know the right term). And for didactic purposes, a drawing of the motor homonculus and sensory homonculus would be fun.

MrJohnnyLeo ,

Update ASAP

Good app, but needs to update. The UI is old and does not work well with the new iPad and also it needs to update the information in every brain structure.

41drakei love ,

Pineal gland

Why is the pineal gland missing it is even mentioned


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
72.9 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
© DNA Learning Center, AXS Studio, Vivid Apps 2009
In-App Purchases
  1. 3D Brain HQ $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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