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Brain Pro


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The Brain Pro - Mac edition (Nova Series) has been designed specifically for the Mac. It is a must have app for anyone studying anatomy and is aimed at students with a basic to advanced level of anatomical medical knowledge as well as medical professionals. In this Nova Series the user can manipulate the Brain on screen by rotating it laterally or vertically. The app also allows sectioned views which can be accessed by cutting the brain open with a swipe and the ability to add custom labels. The user can also change the transparency of various elements of the Brain to give phantom views which aid in identifying exact positioning. Colored schematics and an interactive quiz to test your knowledge of the Brain are also available.

The Brain can be rotated by dragging the cursor across the screen or spun with a swipe. The user can also zoom in or out by 'double clicking' on the mouse. Rather than just the standard anatomical views, you can now observe the location of a Brain component from different angles.

The standard anatomical views are also offered as reference points. Each view can be labelled and each label has a description.

By pressing the index button the user is offered an index of the pins available. If a pin name is selected the app will take the user to that pin and label it.

Transverse, Coronal and Sagittal cross sections are also available again with full labeling.

The Brain model is comprised of eight different layers, from the Dura Mater down to the Thalamus. By pressing and holding on the Systems icon the user is offered an options window where the opacity of each layer can be controlled. This can offer the user different comparative or phantom views, for example - the position of the Ventricles within the Cerebrum.

The reference app can be further customized by using the settings button to turn on and off individual pins. This feature is as a direct result of user feedback.

The user can test their knowledge against this interactive quiz. This is a dynamic quiz in that there are not a set list of questions but rather the app randomly selects labelled areas within the app and automatically produces a multi-choice question based around that label.


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Customer Reviews

The opposite of what I wanted

I’m a med student who was looking for a good 3D resource for our neuroscience course. Essential Anatomy doesn’t give you much more than the basics for the brain, so I was hoping BrainPro would be good. Big mistake. It’s horribly difficult to navigate, doesn’t have a moving cross-section feature (that I can find, at least), and it’s all in a window that’s the size of an iphone. Essential Anatomy is fantastic, and I was hoping that this would be EA for the brain, but I’d be better off Google Imaging “Brain”

EDIT: About a month after I wrote my first review, I tried the app again. Maybe it would be more helpful this time? Absolutely not. I can’t emphasize enough how user unfriendly it is. You can’t see any views except the standard ones (superior, inferior, and the side views), and THEY DON’T HAVE ANY ADVANCED STRUCTURES. Want to see the parietal lobe? Great. Want to see where the globose nucleus is? Too bad.

Pretty, but...

Really need a trackpad to slice, but it works only spotty for me. Pretty, but mostly just labels. For the brain, it would be nice to have the latest neuroscience information for each of the features. Connecting the various anatomical features that work together would be great. Room for improvement. I hope they do.


I expressed my concerns to the developers previously, but was kindly ignored
I am a neuropathologist and see human brains all the time! These are not accurate drawings, particularly of the basal ganglia.
If you are into high school anatomy, ok, but if you are serious about neuroanatomy look for something else.

Brain Pro
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  • $9.99
  • Category: Medical
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 151 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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