EXPLORER® 2 3-D VIEWER
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The Brain Explorer 2 software is a desktop application for viewing human neuroanatomy and the Allen Human Brain Atlas microarray gene expression data in 3-D in the framework of the Magnetic Resonance Images of the sampled brains.
Note: Brain Explorer is known to work with the following video chipsets: nVidia GeForce 9400/9600, nVidia Quadro FX 1800/3800/5600, AMD Radeon 9600, AMD Radeon HD 3200/4550, Intel Q35/Q45 Express
Mac Minimum Configuration
Operating System: OS X 10.6.8
CPU: Intel 1.8GHz
System Memory: 1GB
Graphics Card: 3D-capable with 64MB RAM
Screen: 1024x768, 32-bit millions of colors
Hard Disk: 200MB free space
For the best performance, please check with your video card vendor for the latest available drivers before using Brain Explorer. The Windows version of Brain Explorer is available here. Double-click the downloaded BrainExplorer2.msi file and follow the prompts.
This section displays the gene probes you have selected and downloaded in this session. When more than one gene probe has been downloaded, clicking on one probe will show its gene expression profile in the image viewer. Right clicking on the gene probe name will bring up a menu where you can view the gene detail page (Get Info), be taken to the Planar View of the probe (View Images) or copy the gene information for use in another application.
Using the Toolbar
Selects cursor rotation tool mode
Selects cursor pan tool mode
Selects cursor selection tool mode
Toggle Sagittal Atlas section viewing
Toggle Coronal Atlas section viewing
Toggle Horizontal Atlas section viewing
Centers the Viewer on the current pinpointed expression data point
Turns on the clipping planes
Toggles the Structure Ontology and Gene List View