Thursday, May 3, 2012

Maps and Videos of Mouse Brains

This post comes from the pages of "this is cool and I have to share it right away." Some super-smart researchers at Texas A&M University have scanned mouse brains and mapped them using the Google Maps API. The mapped scans can be explored using the same zoom functions that you find in Google Maps. After exploring the maps you should also check out the videos of the brain scans.

Applications for Education
I'm not going to try to pretend that I understand a lot of what is captured in these maps and videos, but for the right teacher with the right students these maps and scans could be useful forming an understanding of brains.

H/T to Google Maps Mania.