Brain atlases are necessary tools for identifying brain regions and mapping locations of neural probes in research models, or locating regions of activity in human imaging data. Several virtual atlases exist for a variety of species, but some of these atlases lack an streamlined interface for users to navigate atlas files. To address this, researchers from the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre at UCL and the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology have developed a project entitled BrainGlobe. This project includes a number of Python-based tools for working with atlas data from multiple species on a common platform, and can even be used in a command line interface. For more information about how to install and use the BrainGlobe interface, check out the project’s website!
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