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3D Brain App

3D Brain App

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  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod touch
  • Android
  • Web

Have you ever wondered where the prefrontal cortex is located or what exactly the subiculum is? Now is your chance to find out with this app that allows you to use your mobile device to rotate and zoom around 28 interactive structures of the brain.

The app itself opens with an image of the whole brain with its various regions in different colors. You can select specific structures by touching the Structures icon. Once you’ve chosen a structure, you can get more detailed information about it by touching the Info icon, which provides information on functions, disorders, brain damage, case studies, and links to modern research.


Going Further


For Educators

You could use this app as a complement to lessons and/or units that you teach on human anatomy.  The app lends itself to self-exploration by students as they can pick and choose what attributes to study and learn more about. Since there are 28 structures of the brain represented in this app, you could assign a student to study each structure and then prepare a presentation on it for the class. Or students could use the app on their own to get more information about any of the brain structures they are studying. In addition, this app could be used as a replacement for dissection labs, especially for students who are younger, object to dissection labs for moral reasons, or are simply uncomfortable with them.

The Laughing Brain 1: How We Laugh
9-12 |
The Laughing Brain 2: A Good Laugh
9-12 |
Welcome to Your Brain
9-12 | Audio
Brain to Brain Interface
6-12 | Audio
Science Update: Spotlight on the Brain
6-12 | Audio

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Tool Details

Grades Themes Type Project 2061 Benchmarks National Science Standards
AAAS Thinkfinity